An Introvert’s Take on Surviving COVID-19

I like to think of myself as a super outgoing person with a big bright personality. In reality, I love being home, in my comfy clothes, binge watching serial killer documentaries. When first meeting me, I am shy and quiet. I try to be open and engage in conversation, but I would be much more comfortable just sitting back and listening than contributing. I am loud by nature, that’s the New Orleans in me, and I can hold my own when in a situation that calls for it.

Social Distancing, yes please:

When we were told to stay home, my inner introvert rejoiced. Stay home and avoid people, I can do that. I have been preparing for this forever. Fast forward to being home for a week, and I am ready to claw my eyeballs out. Wait a minute, this is my dream, be home all the time and not have to interact with anyone. But is that really what I want? I sure thought it is what I wanted but now I am not so sure.

Maybe I am not an Introvert:

Webster’s Dictionary’s definition for an Introvert is a reserved or shy person who enjoys spending time alone. While I do enjoy my alone time, the thought of being forced into isolation has made me rethink that notion. Maybe I am not an introvert after all, maybe I just like being alone sometimes. This had me start a mental list of all the things I miss about life before the quarantine.

  • Day to day interaction with my coworkers.
  • Routine – driving to work, starting my day.
  • Putting makeup on, not sure why I miss this, but I do.
  • Putting clothes on other than Lulus & tank tops.
  • A clean house – let’s be honest, the maniacs have done destroyed everything in your home by now (in my attitude voice that only my child is blessed with hearing, oh and my significant other).
  • No fear, I would leave my house without a care in the world, now I am paranoid to touch people, or things.
  • My dog getting excited to see me when I come home from work, now she just sits next to me on the couch giving me the side eye.
  • Being able to go out and eat with friends and family, I used to sort of dread this but now I want to do it, because I can’t.

What are some items on your “list” that you miss about everyday life before being quarantined?

Jeanne DeLasalle
Jeanne is a single mom to a wonderful son who loves nothing more than her family, friends, and her Saints. Born and raised in New Orleans, she enjoys everything this city has to offer. In her spare time you can catch her napping or binge watching movies on her couch. On Sunday's in the fall, she is in the Superdome and goes into a state of depression when football season is over.


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