December 12th, 2014

Wallace and Gromit

12 Days Meme - Eight things I like about my friends

I am a very shy introvert and I find that it takes me a long time to get close to anyone. I chat and make small talk with people I meet during the day but I don't really share too much. When I was working, I had people I would go to lunch with and they knew me a little better but when I had my kid, I left the work world and then we moved to a new state. Now, I spend time with other people but the activities mostly have to do with my volunteer work I do and while we know each other enough to make small talk, we don't do much together outside of the volunteer work. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the friends I have who really know me are people who have been in my life for a long time. Some of them are family and the rest might as well be. Maybe like a lot of people, I only share my thoughts and interests with people who will appreciate them and keep a lot locked away that might cause someone to think less of me. I feel like there are really very few people who I trust to know all of me. Maybe nobody does and maybe it's like that for everybody.

Perhaps that is why LJ and people I've met here mean as much to me as they do. This is the one place where the fangirl part of me is able to come out. I feel like I could probably share most things about me here and my flist would take it in stride. The other reason I like LJ is that I spend a fair amount of time by myself. I have insomnia a lot and I'm awake at very weird hours. No matter what time I go online, there is this great feeling of not being the only one awake in the whole world. Inevitably someone else is awake and making a post. My flist is a great comfort to me.

For this entry, I'm supposed to list 8 things I like about my friends. I already stuck a couple in the writing above but here is a list of eight things I like about my friends in addition to what is above.

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