Sunday, December 29, 2013

Shy Girl on the Road

I have always been an extremely shy girl.  As a child we moved around a lot so I was always the "new girl" and it made it very difficult to develop or maintain relationships.  Just as soon as I would begin to form an attachment to someone we would leave and go on to the next place.  It made me feel very lonely and isolated but the one constant for me was reading.  No matter where we were I could always go to the library and escape into that realm of people and places that I only dreamt of. 

Now as an adult, I intentionally go places where I don’t know anyone and feel very comfortable engaging in conversations and easily make friends everywhere I go.  What is interesting to me is that I don’t do as much of that when I am at home, I tend to revert back to that nervous little girl who feels just a bit out of place.   Perhaps being on the road takes me back to those stories I read when I was young and I don’t have to be the shy girl anymore.


  1. I think it could be that you are happiest traveling which makes comfortable enough to talk to strangers. I am extremely shy as well but when traveling I am first to talk to people.

  2. Thank so much for your comment. I think you are absolutely right, being out in the world is so wonderful that it makes me want to talk to everyone.
    Happy Travels!