I’ve never been a “joiner” by nature. This is pretty common for introverts, who are comfortable working alone, and often prefer it.
But independence has its downsides, and joining is looking more attractive these days. (Maybe the cumulative effect of a few years of a rather isolated homeschooling lifestyle are getting to me?)
This year I’m pushing myself to be a joiner:
It started with Jane Austen. Since I dropped in on the Jane Austen Festival last summer, I’ve been thinking of investigating our local JASNA group. I decided to make attending a meeting one of my 2014 goals. It’s kind of a stretch (for an introvert), but I’m going–and I’m kind of hoping to love it.
I’d love to join–or maybe even start, if I can’t find one–a book club. I would especially love to find a Kid Lit book group.
I think it would be good for me to join–or at least visit–a homeschooling group. We’ve stayed out of communities and co-ops so far, but now that Silas is no longer napping during meeting times, we should check out our local options.
And this might be a pipe dream, but I would love to find or form a local writing group.
Four new things–or more, if I can think of any–in one year might kill me, but I think it’s time to join up. Introverts, I’m expecting you to understand. Extroverts, try not to roll your eyes too aggressively in my direction, pretty please?
Are YOU a joiner by nature? I would welcome any stories about what you joined, and why, and how it turned out–especially if the joining didn’t come easy!
And by all means, if you know of any groups in the Louisville area, please let me know!