Irukandji wrote:Is the next step to embrace my SPD & to stop trying to be who I think everyone around me wants me to be? I am afraid that it might end up being more of an inconvenience than anything.. but is it something that has to be done?
is it inconvenient to wake up in the morning and know that your lifestyle is in harmony with your 'personality' and that you do not face a task list riddled with dreaded tasks involving personal contact, especially with norms?
better to align your inner life with your outer, to the extent that you can.
true explanations to norms serve little purpose. Better to craft a story that they can relate to, like, "I have felt the need to withdraw for a time from the distractions of society, so that I can consider my role in society. I expect to spend time in prayerful contemplation, as I thoughtfully consider these issues. Thank you for your concern, but you do not need to worry, and I look forward to sharing all that I learn and discover with you and everyone else I count among my friends at the proper time."
dunno, that might work.