Learning to be Lonely

This may come as a shock to you but I, Jessica Bullett, am an extrovert...

I know this for 2 reasons:

1) It is very obvious

2) I did a test (which you can find here and it will take up at least 15 minutes of your time! )

The term extrovert is defined:


[ ek-struh-vurt, -stroh- ]


an outgoing, gregarious person.

Psychology. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment (opposed to introvert).

Others define it as someone who gains their energy from being with others, compared to an introvert who gains energy from having time alone or to themselves.

I’m not good at being alone, some of you may have noticed this. Perhaps on a Wednesday afternoon when I’ve been in the office on my own all morning I might pop my head out and have a natter to folks at Wednesday Welcome, or I might have a pre-emptive chat to people at arts and craft, knowing I might spend the rest of my day alone.

I love being with people. It gives me energy and breaths life in to me. Which is why (most of the time!!) I love my job. I love working with toddlers, and carers, and kids church kids, and messy families, and parents and all the people who help with my work and the rest of the congregation! I love it.

So being stuck in, having had to cancel all of my events, knowing that I wont be in the hustle and bustle of a Sunday morning service at Grangewood again for some time. Well… like many of you, it has filled me with great sadness, and some dread.