“Every time we argue, you sound so right with your words. And when I try to speak, you refute my speech faster than my brain processes. It really hurts… when you don’t listen… almost a suffocating feeling.”
“Just… umm, Canadians are very hyper all the time. I feel like I can’t fit in. They talk a lot and don’t take breaks. I don’t know when I can speak so I just listen. It’s hard for me to make friends.”
I recalled early memories of spending hours at the bookstore with my sister while my parents roam around the mall. I remembered a time when I felt perfectly at ease with myself sketching artificial apples at the elementary school art club. Since when did I begin to minimize all my introverted qualities?