2020- The year Of The Introverts.

Shameela Yoosuf Ali
Posted January 2, 2021 from United Kingdom

The night is spreading its cold hands.

The last full moon of 2020 is lingering behind the lacy curtains of the window. Something is enchanting about this wintry night.

The days are long. Though my mind is burdened with too many things- Inability to visit my homeland, extended lockdown periods and the forced cremation- I feel a strange peace within me.

2020 is the year of the Introverts.

In a world where extroversion is appreciated as a gift because most people connect loudness with confidence and happiness, introverts are seen as weak.

Quietness and enjoying one’s own company are perceived as traits of weakness.

No one sees what goes in the mind of an introvert. Being thoughtful, respectful and taking the time to do things seem to be dying.

I am thrilled that the Pandemic has provided a rare opportunity for everyone to experience a pinch from the world of introverts. I think I too lean more towards introversion and I loved being myself in 2020.

My son turned one and a half this December. I grow with him, all over again, treasuring every moment of this beautiful togetherness.

Last year, I could not read much. I could not put all my thoughts and feelings into writing either.

But in the end, I can be proud of myself as I achieved a lot in 2020.

I have shared few such moments of triumph in social media and the rest I kept under my pillows. I am old school and still believing in keeping certain things to myself.

All praise to God the Almighty

Wish you all a very blessed and beautiful year ahead.

May 2021 be a fulfilling year for you and me.

 

Shameela Yousuf Ali

January 1st 2021

23.24 pm

 

Comments 8

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Marie Abanga
Jan 02
Jan 02

Dear Shameela,

Thank you for your post which celebrates a lot of us in this world lol. I describe myself sometimes as an "extroverted introvert or vice versa" and am ok with being such a juxtaposition. Here is to fabulous 2021 with lots more of introspection hurray

Shameela Yoosuf Ali
Jan 09
Jan 09

Thank you very much, Marie. 'extroverted introvert' the term expresses that we can never be put into one box. Each of us is different and unique. Wishing you a very blessed 2021 with lots of love and success.

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Yes Yes Yes,
Each of us is so unique
All the best too dear

Chinyere Kalu
Jan 08
Jan 08

Dear Shameela 2020 was in deed the year of introversion . Am glad you enjoyed it and made a lot of strides despite all odds
Welcome to 2021. Though it's still pregnant,I pray it births all positives.

Shameela Yoosuf Ali
Jan 09
Jan 09

Thank you Chinyere,
I hope this new year brings you more blessings. Happy New year.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 09
Jan 09

Dear Shameela,
What a gorgeous photo of you, and with your beautiful painting. It makes me feel as if we are in the same room, talking. Your message is a great reminder that there is something precious and important about taking time to just be with ourselves. May your time lessen the burdens. Feeling that barrier between you and your homeland must be so hard. Your painting belongs in a gallery. All the best in this New Year.

Shameela Yoosuf Ali
Jan 09
Jan 09

I always feel your compassion and kindness in each word you choose.
Thank you very much. Wish you a very beautiful year ahead.

Hello, Shameela,

Since time immemorial introverts adjust to the world of extroverts until the pandemic happened when extroverts enter into the world of introverts. Thank you for this post. You are such a talented artist. Keep on creating an inspiring!