Calling All Ambiverts, This One's For You

Calling All Ambiverts, This One's For You

Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of introvert and extrovert features.
Introvert: a shy, reticent person
Extrovert: an outgoing, expressive person
Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of introvert and extrovert features

Whether you are introverted, extroverted, or a beautiful balance between the two, there are people all over the world exactly like you. I imagine most readers right now only clicked the article to figure out what an ambivert even is. Well, it's me, an ambivert in full force. This can be both a very good but very bad thing. Between having ambitions and then no motivation whatsoever, being an ambivert is a rollercoaster ride through life.

Growing up, some people never know where they fit in. Some kids are super friendly while others are beyond shy. But, there are a few who have both of these qualities. The kids who take a little longer to bust out of their shells in order to make friends rather than jumping into the crowd.

To the ambiverts: There is nothing wrong with you. You aren't any more awkward than the next kid, and that's okay, that's life. I am just like you. Some days I want only to be surrounded by loving family and friends, but other days I would much rather sit alone than to be bothered by people.

Parents: please, have patience. Your child is just trying to figure themselves out. It can take a very, very long time. Believe me.

There are plenty of ways to know if you are an ambivert. Things you may do on a daily basis and not even realize that's what it means.

For example, social settings don't make you uncomfortable but sometimes you are just tired of being around people.

Or, when it comes to your trust, it is sometimes difficult for people to gain. But other times you full heartedly believe in someone enough to trust them right away.

If you're like me, finding friends is truly the hardest part of being an ambivert. As much as you want to go out and be social, find the best of friends, that is far too difficult of a task. What if they don't like the same things as you? What if they reject you? What if they turn out to be super fake and only hurt you?

Listen to (well, read) what I am about to say (write), venture out. Social media will become the biggest outlet you have. Thanks to apps like Twitter and GroupMe, I have met some of the most amazing people who all have many common interests with me.

Whatever you may consider yourself: Introvert, Extrovert, or even now an Ambivert, you are you. Beautifully and wonderfully made.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.


If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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