I am an extrovert. I am energized by being around other people. I am more and more aware of this all the time.
I spent yesterday afternoon working in the office. The entire time that I was there I was the only person in the building. It was exhausting.
This afternoon I have been working at the The Coffee Depot, the local coffee shop. I spent 30 minutes or so out front talking on the phone and had the opportunity to wave at 5 different members of the congregation as they passed. I started out visiting with the owner of Vintage Soap and Bath that shares space with the coffee shop. Then I had the chance to visit with the owner of H Ave., the business next door. After a bit the director of the chamber and the chief of police came in and we chatted for awhile. After a bit the owner of the locker plant down the street came in and joined the conversation. It has been an energizing day!
Today hasn’t been as “productive” as yesterday in terms of crossing things off the to-do list, but it’s been great to make connections with folks in the community and have my extroverted soul energized.
Are you more of an extrovert or an introvert?
How do you find your soul energized and renewed?