After being around people for an extended amount of time, some people get hyped up and want to do anything and everything, while others like to retreat back home where they can have alone time. For me, I can go either way about this; it mostly depends on my mood that day, and the people I surrounded myself with.
I’m going to ballpark it, but I’d have to say that about 80% of the time, I want to go back home after being out with just about anybody. It’s not even that it’s rare for me to get excited about being outside of my house. It’s more like I get bored with talking about the same things quickly, so unless if we talk about or do something else, I want to go home.
In my opinion, talking about the same things over and over again is just as annoying as being forced to have small talk. It might even be worse. I get bored with that kind of thing really quickly. I would much rather go home and read, hang out with Oma, or watch Outdaughtered than sit and listen to the same complaints get thrown around.
And if you think that makes me sound like a loner, you’d be right to think so.
Sometimes, I wish I was more of a party animal than a homebody. I feel like I’m missing out on something when people talk about their days when they were my age; they’d go to the bar, do random weekend road trips, and gallivant around the island. I, on the other hand, clearly don’t do those things.
Maybe when I have a car and some cash on my hands, I’ll make my way out of the house. I wouldn’t mind an adventure or two.
But until then, I will continue to come home.
Prompt: After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?