About Me

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?

Chatty Cathy, no that was not her style,
Sitting there calmly behind her smile.
Was she suppressing an urge to shout?
With unsaid words wanting 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).