Do you like to go out a lot or are you more of a stay-at-home type of person?
I have this stuck on my head for awhile so I just have to get it out. Honestly, I always feel like we're almost living in a culture where if a person goes out a lot, they are considered to "have a life" or to be productive. I mean, what else can you be doing all by yourself at home?
People when they first meet me, they think that I'm the type to go out a lot, but the truth is I'm a stay-at-home type of person. When I was a kid, I loved to go outside all day everyday, but as soon as I entered high school, I had a sudden outburst of creativity, and I really like to stay at home doing my own things. I feel really fulfilled just working on my own projects, making my own things, learning something new, watching something fun, relaxing, and I really enjoy it! I never feel lonely even if I'm spending all that time by myself, I feel really complete and fulfilled when I'm able to just do my own things, making and creating things while learning and experiencing!
That is not to say I never go out, but probably a lot less often than people think.
But every time I see my friends, they would ask "so where did you go for the past few days", "where are you gonna go this weekend?", "where do you normally hang out after school every day?", and today, after I hung out with my friends literally from 9AM to 6PM, a friend asked where I was going next tonight. No... I'm just going to go home. It makes me feel weird that it's expected that going out all the times like that is what I should be doing, but I'm not. There's only so many places we could hang out, and so many restaurants we could eat at, I get tired. lol I just want to go back home and no it's not because I don't have a life or I'm some emo lonely girl, I'm really happy spending time by myself at home, exploring things at my own pace, I enjoy going out but not all the times, I need my space and time for myself.
I hope this culture just stops making people like me feel guilty that we're not going somewhere (other than school and work) every day! We just actually ENJOY spending time at home that much!