Hi, my name is Lyn and I am an introvert mum and NO it does not mean I am not normal.
All my life, I could remember my parents [and the rest of the family] expected me to be this ‘bubbly‘ kid. “You need to talk more … you need to be more outgoing …” they would say. Of course, they had all great intentions.
So all thru school and even in my twenties, I always had to put on a ‘front’. I didn’t want to be an introvert person. I wanted to be that loud, ‘look at me‘ girl that everyone loves.
Thankfully, I can across Katerine Mackenzie-Smith – a life + business coach for introverts. The negative association around introverts is not it’s true definition.
YOU ARE INTROVERT MUMMY IF:
- You hate [I know hate is a strong word but …] showing up for your mothers’ group or any group.
- Crave alone time and hope to the gods that someone would just take the baby of your hands every 2 hours.
- Your internal energy gets depleted easily after a big family social event or that mothers’ group.
- Self -care to you is chilling out with yourself rather than going out for ‘coffee’ with a girlfriend.
- You don’t know how to do ‘small-talks’ but when you or someone starts a meaning conversation, you find yourself in the conversation for hours.
- You avoid buying noisy [so call musical instrument] toys because you can’t stand loud noise.
- Your baby’s cries shit you to tears and you want to give up … then the guilt comes.
To check out and understand more about introverts, listen to the guru of all introverts;
Susan Cain’s Tex talk.
IF YOU ARE AN INTROVERT MUMMY AND FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE YOU CRAVE MORE ALONE TIME.
THEN LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW WORKING WITH ME CAN HELP YOU BE MORE LOVE TO GIVE MORE LOVE.