… because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing?
– R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoore
Let’s make it clear that I’m not a shy person. Nor am I scary, as I can come across when I first meet someone, especially professionally. Some of my best friends, who I have met through work, have confessed that I frightened the wits out of them when we first met as they thought I was so serious. A few meetings later and they realised that I’m nothing like what they first thought.
Come to think of it, we only have a first time to make a first impression, so that may be a bit worrisome on my behalf, right?
What I am is an introvert.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t bouts of being really talkative, or, being extrovert, (shock horror!). In fact I do need my moments of intensive talking with friends. It just means that independently of whether I’m enjoying myself or not, I just have moments where I prefer to think, and not talk. Put your hand up if you’re an introvert and can relate.
A friend of mine once told me that his definition of introverts are people that recharge energy through being silent, and even being alone. Extroverts are people that recharge energy through being around people and talking a lot. I have to admit that I sort of didn’t understand his definition at the beginning. But then I would analyse myself in both circumstances and, yeah, he’s right. I’m definitely an introvert.
Are you an introvert? If so, do you often also get mistaken for being shy, or (even worse) for being snobby?
Blueberry Overnight Oats
Sorry, this recipe isn’t rocket science. I’ve already published a few overnight oats and they all follow the same technique. And they are all really simple. But then, in this world where we constantly feel like we need more hours to the day, I think breakfast recipes should be quite simple anyway.
1/2 cup oats, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 handful blueberries, 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
Simply add all the ingredients into a cup or jar in the same order as stated in the ingredients list. Store in the fridge overnight. Enjoy not having to fuss putting together a breakfast the next morning.
Thank you for reading!