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The Introvert & Zoom

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I am an Introvert. I can go for days without seeing anybody. I need time on my own to recharge. I find house guests challenging. Over the years, we have had many many house guests in our Manse and Vicarage until my sudden illness. I enjoyed entertaining as I loved to cook but overnight guests (family, friends and strangers alike are a big problem!) I often wonder how I did it. The grace of God!

In a world that seems full of extroverts, I am often mistaken for being shy or on rare occasions not very clever! I am not fond of bible studies, group discussions etc. People expect you to say something and if you don’t contribute they tend to single you out. If you are the Vicar’s wife, they assume you don’t have enough bible knowledge and so not Christian enough!!!! In Scotland, I was often compared to the typical Vicar’s wife is usually VERY outgoing!

As an introvert, I enjoy the freedom I get by blogging anonymously. People I know will be shocked if they were to ever find out that I am behind this blog as they would think that the blog does not match what they think is my personality!!!

Yesterday, was a challenging day Due to lockdown, our church service was online but for the first time it was on Zoom! I joined the service from my study while the Minister was conducting the service from one of the rooms downstairs.

I chose not to “show” my face so I was represented by a black box which said iPad! The service was fine even though I would have preferred to be in a physical church. All was going well until the service ended when the Curate announced that they will randomly divide us into groups so that we can have a short time of fellowship!!!!! No!!!!! I freaked out and quickly left the session!!!! I felt bad but….