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The Introvert’s Thanksgiving

So for those of you that avidly follow my blog and noticed that I didn’t post last week

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I would like to apologize for my lack of posts. I was just really hung up on doing absolutely nothing over Thanksgiving break. Well that is not true I did cook mashed potatoes from scratch which is quiet a feet for someone that boils a pound of noodles on Sunday and eats off of that for the week (sorry grandma).

My Thanksgiving break was a break, and a refreshing one at that. Because aside from going to work I simply sat at home in a vegetative state reading a book or building a fire. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Thomas where is the turkey in this vegetative state of yours?” Well I didn’t have any turkey because I didn’t eat the traditional Thanksgiving meal. No I didn’t do some weird Friendsgiving thing where we ate pancakes and made smores. I simply spent Thanksgiving Day alone. In fact, I think the only face to face interaction I had with another human being was me talking to Texas A&M Parking Enforcement. As I tried to convince them that I was an employee at the Rec Center who had permission to use his personal set of keys to access the building.

Now before you go throw a pity party for me and feel bad that I spent a holiday alone you need to know a few things

1 – I got to wear a gas mask at work

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2 – I made 4.5 hours of overtime pay. Which translates to 315 packages of chicken Ramen noodles. AKA the best kind of Ramen and AKA food for a week (I eat a lot sorry not sorry)

3 – I wasn’t alone the whole break I worked with other human beings, and I hung out with my native friends (those whose parents live in College Station)

4 – It’s not like I was forced to be alone over the holiday. I had multiple people offer to take me home or invite me over for a Thanksgiving meal. I simply and respectfully declined their offers. Not because I didn’t want to be with my friends and their family but because I was looking forward to the alone time.

This may come as a shock to some of you (mostly because I post stories about my life on the internet for anyone to read) but I am naturally an introvert. I can be an extrovert, and in many situations I am. But at the end of the day there is a special place in my heart reserved for my alone time, or simply being in company with others but not talking.

To some of you this might sound strange but to me I had just as good of a time doing my own thing. Yes, it was WAY against the social norm. But I write a blog and raise chickens in the city, I am not one to follow the social norm. Why would I let someone else’s superficial opinion dictate what I find enjoyable?

As always, make good choices, share if you like what I said, comment if you have something to add, give that follow button a hit, and I will see you on Thursday.

 

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