Monday Musings

Self-Isolation Trend #4

In all my very early mistaken beliefs that as an introvert I could handle these self-isolation days, another trend I did not predict was the zooming popularity of video chat platforms Zoom, FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts (to just name a few) between work requirements and the extroverts who quickly discovered they still needed to be in touch with everyone and could plan virtual parties at home.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that I can still watch A Late Show With Stephen Colbert telecast from his home, but what I miss the most is peacefully leaving my home and going wherever I want feeling safe and still not chatting with anyone along the way.  So for any introverts out there that feel they need an excuse to avoid a video chat gathering at home, when everyone knows you’re stuck at home, or to decrease the chatting at home, noice-cancelling headphones are a fantastic idea along with being completely comfortable turning down video chat gatherings due to the great company you’ll be sharing that evening with a book and favorite friend.