I am “unchatty” Cathy, an introvert with a mind full of unspoken thoughts. My uncle Fred wrote a verse about me in a longer poem about my family. What was I thinking as I sat there quietly? Did I have unsaid words that longed to come out?
A flower that would blossom, if we waited awhile.
The answer is yes. Before I started blogging as “Innie Me” at age 48, I suppressed the urge to express myself. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to speak. It wasn’t because I had nothing to say. It was because it takes longer for my introverted mind to formulate my thoughts into the spoken word than it does for an extrovert.
As I learned more about introversion, I realized that it was completely natural and normal for me to hold back my words. I realized it was completely natural and normal for me to be content spending a lot of time in my own head.
Blogging helped me find my “innie” voice and gave me the courage to share my thoughts with people I don’t even know. I came to appreciate the value of introspection. The process of writing also helped me grow spiritually. In seeking my own voice, I found an even greater desire to know God, to open my heart to his guidance and his wisdom.
I am a woman of deep faith who likes to engage in spiritual introspection. For in my inner being, I delight in God’s law. I hope that I can make a positive difference by sharing my insights. I blog using the name of my beloved grandmother, a woman of faith who showed me the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight (1 Peter 3:3-4).