An Open Letter to Extroverted Friends, from an Introvert

Subject: An Open Letter to Extroverted Friends, from an Introvert
From: Raelynn
Date: 14 Apr 2020

I’ll always be there for you whenever something is wrong, or when you need someone to talk to.
I remember every day after school like it was just yesterday.
We used to hangout and go to the mall, just to walk around because we were bored. We used to go out to eat,
just to avoid being at home.
Now, none of that happens anymore. We graduated high school and went our separate ways to different colleges.
I know we don’t talk as much as we used to, but the love is still there. I still consider you my friends.
We’re still cool with each other
When college started, I really had no time for anything. Time management is a big issue I struggle with.
I barely graduated high school, and you know this. I would just do the bare minimum to pass. I had to change the way I did homework if I wanted to get good grades and be successful.
College is a big deal to me because I chose to pay and come here to better my own life. I’m in college for a reason, I’m not here to make friends and mess around, so I take my homework and studying seriously.
I’m in college for myself.
It gets annoying when people are always saying I’m “fake” or “boujee” or get mad at me when I don’t reply to texts. Especially when it’s known that I’m in class.
Don’t blow my phone up for not texting back.
We all have our own lives outside of social media. We have things to do and don’t have time to always be texting.
People need to understand I got shit to do.
I’m not going to sit and text “what are you doing?” every 20 minutes. Friendship doesn’t mean we need to be texting every day. I don’t text my mom every day, but she’s still my mom, isn’t she?
You need to understand I don’t like hanging out every single day.
I’m always doing homework or studying, so as soon as I get some free time, I like to lay in bed all day.
It was cool in high school always being out, but as I have grown up, I have realized that I’m not the type that likes to go out and do stuff. I’m content being at home
I need to have a break from everyone and everything. It’s literally nothing against you at all, I just like to be left alone.
Not talking to anyone.
Being alone is enjoyable to me. It doesn’t bother me at all. And it shouldn’t bother you, either.
And if it does, I am sorry, but if you have a problem with that
just leave
I honestly don’t care at all.
No matter what I go through and what happens between us. I want you to know that I still love you and there’s no hard feelings.