This week on #DSMA we talked about meeting other people with diabetes. Some of us have been to conferences or support group meetings. I haven’t. Not just because I haven’t had diabetes for very long, but because I’m an introvert and groups overwhelm me. If given a choice between a party with lots of people, and a quiet evening alone with a book, I’ll always choose the book. My name is Marie and I am an introvert.
Let me state for the record, I am not shy. I am not afraid of people or socially phobic. I prefer people one at a time rather than in a group. I generally spend between 7 and 10 hours a day alone and in silence. Being alone is how I recharge my internal batteries so I can be social later.
I set aside Wednesday night for #DSMA Twitter chat and I thought that was social enough, but this week’s #DSMA got me thinking. It would be nice to sit down and have a cup of coffee with someone who lives with diabetes. I thought about it and thought some more. Then @betizuka Tweeted me. We live near one another. We’re meeting on Sunday for coffee. My first Dia-Meetup. W00T!