So today my sisters and I moved into the apartment that we're goign to be calling 'home' for the next year of school.
It was fun (and tiring of course) but fun. My Mom seemed to be having a good time when it came to putting things away for us in the kitchen cabinets. Dad took a break after helping my sisters and I get our things out of storage. My sisters and I ran back and forth from room to room seeing how we were going to set up our beds, what we were going to do with our rooms, and how we were going to decorate it.
Of course, even doing something as trivial as packing, unpacking, and moving, we'll easily find something to laugh at and this was no exception. We couldn't stop laughing at the silly things we said or did to make moving day a bit more enjoyable.
I’m not talking about staying up until all hours of the night and throwing off your sleep cycle. That’s unhealthy and all it’ll do is make you exhausted, cranky, and dysfunctional. I’m talking about the feeling of being tired after working out.
Those that know me know that I like to exercise and I like to stay healthy (to an extent because I’ll admit that my diet isn’t that great. But what can I say, I love food!). I try to exercise three times a week and if it’s the summer, I usually manage to exercise up to five times a week. The best thing about it is the tired feeling that you get when you’re done. That’s the key to knowing that you’ve had a good workout. Not the amount of sweat, not how long you managed to run on the treadmill, not keeping track of how much you can lift. But the feeling of being tired, knowing that you’ve left everything back at the gym (an actual gym or a home gym) and knowing that you gave everything you into that workout.
The only thing I’m not to keen about is the fact that I get sleepy later in the day. I usually work out in the morning/early afternoon and have the rest of the day to feel energized. Well, now I typically just feel what my sisters and I call ‘sleepy-tired’. But, yes, it’s most likely directly related to the fact that I still have a tendency to stay up kind of late, even though I get my eight hours in. It’s just not in the usual time frame.
I don’t know why, but despite nodding off while watching a movie, watching TV, reading a book, or just listening to my sisters as we talk, I like to feel tired. It’s a bit of a drug to me, I like being able to push myself to my limits, to have it hurt, and know that I did my best. (Now all you have to do is convince me to balance cardio with lifting weights. I don’t know why, but I’ve never particularly enjoyed lifting weights as opposed to running, haha). I like being tired from exercise, but I really have to stop making myself tired from watching ‘one more YouTube video’ all night long.
But, hey, who ever said that taking naps during the day was a bad thing?
“Being told to ‘calm down’ and ‘stop being so annoying’ when you are expressing your joy and excitement about something”.
Some of you may think that I’m going to go out on a tangent about extroverts and introverts and who is better than whom. But that’s not what I’m going to do. This post is just an easier way to explain me. I’m an extrovert (maybe a tiny mix of an introvert as well) and I like to talk to people. I get teased by my sisters about not being able to stop talking and most times that’s true. It’s not because I have a big ego or because I like having a lot of attention, but it’s because I like to express myself right when I feel or think or something.
Sure, that gives me moments of sounding kind of insensitive where I don’t think before I speak, the same can be said when it comes to asking questions or saying something that can be considered kind of ditzy. But I mean well and I
So below is a list of notes about extroverts, I don’t own it; it’s made by The Daily Huff. It makes things easier to understand and it’s done so well.
· Respect their need to share, to ‘talk it out.’ They get their energy from other people.
· Just as with introverts, never embarrass them in public. If you do embarrass them in public, go along as much as is reasonable if they play it off like a joke.
· Don’t be surprised if they dive into a new situation headfirst. Don’t freak out either if they flounder a little. They’ll find their way.
· Extroverts blurt. It’s the nature of the beast. Most try to leaven it with charm, but try to be patient when they don’t.
· Expect interruptions that may seem rude, to some. Most of the time, they mean well.
· Build surprise into your lives together. Most extroverts love the thrill of not knowing what’s up - as long as it’s positive.
· Be prepared for what looks like ADD. The organically outgoing among us feed off the environment around them. They are often the best multi-taskers around, so understand that they are often paying much more attention to you than you think they are.
· A flashover temper goes with the extroverted personality. The bad thing is it can look like a much more severe storm than it is. The good thing is its over quickly.
· Many extroverts live for the intuitive leap. They reach for it. If teaching an extrovert something new, have patience with them jumping ahead of you.
· They will always have lots of friends. But most extroverts have a core of best friends, and their loyalty can be fierce and aggressive if they feel the need to defend those friends. As with so many aspects of the extroverted personality, you may have to be patient with this.
· They love compliments, but can usually see right through insincere flattery. Well-timed encouragement, though, can help an extrovert soar.
· Sometimes, it’s okay to just go along with the “show.” Consider it free entertainment.
· Respect their extroversion. Don’t try to pin them to your board or cage them. And do them a favor, if you are not yourself outgoing, extroverted - gently but persistently remind them to read something like this as often as possible. They probably will need the reminders.
Hopefully that helps you understand me a bit more. I’m outgoing and impulsive and am willing to share a lot of my life with you (though not every minute detail or something very personal and private). In fact, it was looking back at my bio that made me think about the topic for this first blog post.
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.