Can type-A's enjoy moments of introversion?

Houston Public Library 

Houston Public Library 

For the past month, I have done everything in my power to slip away into my own little world when I am not reporting. And I can't tell you how weird that is, because my whole entire life I have spouted the words “the more the merrier” for any and every situation!

Hell, my best friend and I would  go to breakfast together in college and sit at separate tables (because she wasn’t a morning person), but it still made me happy because I knew I wasn’t alone! 

So now, this mega Type A (me) is kind of loving her alone time? Sound the alarm. Is that even possible? Should I be worried? 

I’m slowly becoming that laughably standard dating bio: “Likes long hikes, enjoys snuggling up to a warm fire with a new book, and enjoys trying new wine.” (all of which are so very true…maybe it’s just the weather)

I will add, after five days of meeting new people, gathering information about these new people, and then telling their stories to thousands of watchful eyes, it is everything for me to be able to have some “me time” on my random days off. 

The “yes-girl” choosing to be alone? Seems like an oxymoron. 

But I found out I’m not alone (no pun intended)!

It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.
— Jodie Foster
There’s a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends ‘cause I’m too content being by myself.
— Drew Barrymore
The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.
— Justin Timberlake

Okay so if Jodie, Drew and Justin (probably among the top-tier of go-getters on the planet) are on the same page with me, I'm good! 

Now, here I am in the Houston Public library gathering my thoughts and plans for the next week… alone and it’s pretty much the most amazing thing ever! 

I wonder who I will meet, what exciting new stories will I come across, and what’s next to happen in this ever changing world. 

Ha! Here I am becoming an adult! 

Yes, 

Erika