Friday, August 19, 2016


Hey there, my name is Jenny and I'm an introvert.

Not many people introduce themselves that way. At least, nobody that I know. But there seems to be an unspoken boundary of introversion-extroversion. If you're an introvert, you'll most likely be seen at the edge of a party, striking up a deep and meaningful conversation with someone who you find close to. If you're an extrovert, look no further than to the huge clump of people, laughing wildly and exchanging small talk. (I hate small talk.) You may feel no inclination to change your behaviors. You're comfortable with being inside your own shell. And I get that. I don't take huge risks, but that also means that I don't often allow myself to experience things in life that maybe I'll find to be my favorite thing to do or least favorite thing to do. I think it's healthy for everyone to take at least one small step toward the other side of the spectrum. If you're an introvert, try something that an extrovert would do. Host a party. Talk to the stranger that you're sitting next to on the bus. Share your ideas verbally more often. And if you're an extrovert, walk in the shoes of an introvert for a short time. Read a book. Journal your thoughts. Go for a long, quiet walk in the woods. See how the experience goes for you. Maybe you'll find a new favorite hobby, meet some people that you wouldn't have otherwise met, or maybe you'll just go back to your respective corners and continue living life the way you always have. Either way, let us all be aware of the fact that most introverts would like to have their space and most extroverts would like to lessen their space.


[inspired: Quiet by Susan Cain]

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Continuing the Journey

I don't particularly like the term "relaunch". It sounds like I failed the first launch of my blog and now I'm doing a second attempt. But I didn't fail the first launch. I grew from it. I learned from my old writing, no matter how cringe-worthy it was (and will still be). You may have come across the saying that change is inevitable. And it is. So here I am, about five (?) years later. I survived the change and will continue changing in the years to come. But for now, let's focus on the present.

This blog, Artsy Peacock, will be a recollection of memories. It will be my "journey of life", so to speak. Today, I will be continuing that journey. From this moment forward, it will be an adventure that you can join me on through my photos and words. It may take me a while to get back into the swing of things, but rest assured, I will try my best.

Thank you for sticking with me all this time.

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