Confessions of an introvert mom

Hi fellow introvert moms!!

Trust me, I know the struggle. It is so difficult for me to mingle with a group of moms and I realized its not because I don’t have things to say, it’s because I simply don’t feel like saying it.

I can give a speech in a public crowd so confidently and I have been a language trainer for a couple of years. So, it’s not that I don’t know how to speak to people, it’s just that I don’t feel like doing it and I can’t imagine myself discussing random topics with people whom I have met only a few minutes ago. I used to envy people, who could do that so easily.

I, in fact pray that people don’t come and initiate a conversation with me because, I knew they might find me rude or impolite for not answering in a long sentence and for not asking them a question back.

But, I can talk non-stop to people I am really comfortable with and that makes me feel really good. Somehow, I am sufficient with just two or three people being there for me and I don’t really need a lot of people to share the stories of my life.

Initially, I thought I was reserved, bashful, I was bad at making friends and what not! But once I realized, it’s just one of my natural traits to be introvert, and I am not shy or insecure to meet people, I felt even better.

Munising, MI

So, fellow introvert moms, don’t beat yourself so hard for not being able to make friends with other moms. It’s perfectly okay to not having a group of mom friends and it’s okay if you just enjoy your own company. If you have one or two trust-worthy, caring friends with common interests to talk to you when you have your lows, I think you are good. Plus, we have internet and social media to clarify parenting queries these days, so you don’t really have to have a real connection with moms and dads.

Yes, I do take breaks from my kid when I am overwhelmed. I just spend my night with books, read blogs, take a stroll, have long phone conversations with my mom or watch a movie sitting on my cozy couch when my husband watches her.

How do you feel about being an introvert mom? Let me know in the comments!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for sharing your experience. I can really relate to this post. I’ve become more introverted with age and don’t feel the need to constantly meet other moms. However, my son is an extrovert and needs social stimulation so I’m making an effort to bring him to parent and toddler groups. The trick is to strike a balance for both of us. 😊

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  2. Krista Brock says:

    I’m an introvert too. It can be hard to balance my need for quiet or alone time with wanting to make sure my kids have plenty of social interaction and feel part of a community. Honestly, it’s easier now that they are both in school. They get to be with kids. I get to work and get things done. Then we can go to the park, have friends over, or just have quiet time together at our house.

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