I’ve seen the words introvert and extrovert being banded around a lot lately. There’s a cartoon portrayal of both of these words; introverts don’t leave their homes and curl up in bed alone with a new Netflix series every night. Extroverts, on the other hand, will always be in the pub, cracking jokes and being the life of the party. In reality, it’s not much like that. I am a complete introvert, but I don’t have every trait that the more shy people are meant to help.
This is what I’m really like.
No-one should ever judge your interests. It’s fine if you’re into kite surfing, dungeons and dragons, or running ultra marathons. But there are definitely certain hobbies that will raise an eyebrow, and it seems like saying that you love Disney might be one of them. Maybe it’s because it sounds like I go home and watch Cinderella all day (in reality, I rarely watch the films and spend a lot more time watching vlogs of Walt Disney World). I think it’s time to say that any hobby is really okay.
As you may know, I went to my first blogging event at the end of June. Everyone was so lovely and easy to chat to, and naturally most conversations started with blog content. Most were lifestyle, some were food, and since we were at a crafting event, some were on arts and crafts. My little corner of the internet doesn’t fit into one distinct category, so I told the truth. “It’s a bit of lifestyle, a bit of travel… and also Disney,” I would tell people when they asked. Everyone would cling onto this last category as it’s a bit different. Again, everyone was very kind at the event, but I could see that people were perhaps wondering why I was blogging about Disney as a single woman with no children (no-one ever said this, but some were definitely surprised).
But it is not weird in the slightest for people in their 20s, 30s and beyond to have a love of Disney. This is why.