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Not lame, just a homebody

I wrote this blog post on a Friday night (about one week until graduation) as I sat in my bed, listening to Kate Nash and eating frozen mango. Then while much of my class was playing paint ball for the senior trip, I watched The Big Short with my sister and dad. And I'm definitely going to go to bed before 11:00. So boring, I know. So horribly lame. I'm wasting my young, free, Friday nights by watching television and writing cheesy blog posts.



The truth is, I'm a homebody. I didn't know about that term until I read From Roses' wonderful post about it a month ago, but when I did, I had a little revelation. I realized there are tons of super-cool people, like Rebecca of From Roses, who like to spend their free time at home, reading books under their covers for fun. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of bloggers who identify this way, seeing how they choose to spend hours of their free time writing blogs. These people aren't lame or boring, in fact they're really thoughtful, lovely, and accomplished!

 A homebody is basically someone who prefers low key activities and the quiet comfort of their home to going out, etc. There's a sort of stigma against anyone (especially young people) who spend much of their time at home, because they're considered boring. And often times, perhaps even more than being judged by others, we criticize ourselves for being homebodies too. We feel "uncool" or "less-than" if we aren't racking up John-Green novels worth of thrilling and cliché teenage experiences.

Well, here's the truth. I'm an eighteen-year old introvert who spends 90% of her time doing ballet, and the other 10% of her time watching Netflix until she falls asleep. I have friends, I promise. I have fun, I promise. Really, (and I'm saying this partially to those who frown upon home-stayers and mostly to myself) I'm not automatically lame just because I'm spending one of my last Friday nights of high school writing this blog. And if that does make me lame, well, I don't really care. :)

To sum everything up: just do whatever you please. It doesn't matter if it's in the comfort of your own bedroom or on a road trip to some crazy adventure. There's no right or wrong way to have fun or spend your time. I spent all of high school doing ballet, studying, and laughing stupidly with my friends. I intend to spend college in the same sort of way. And that's just fine by me.

Let me know: would you consider yourself a homebody?
♡ Julia 


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  1. When i was much younger , i was a home body , but even now i still take my weekends to relax at home to either watching crime series,baking pastries or reading a book and preparing a blog post . I don't crowd myself with friends because i have very few of them. There's nothing wrong with being an introvert ,it just means you value your space and freedom. Great post

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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    1. I completely agree! I am definitely an introverted person. It has it's perks.
      Thanks for reading :)

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  2. I think it's great that you are a homebody and don't bow to peer pressure of going out partying and trying to be cool. Good on you on being true to who you are. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh thank you, Shireen! You always leave just kind comments :) Thanks for reading.

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  3. i am 100% a homebody! i always spends my spare time at home. i just love being at home! great post:) x

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Em! Ah I agree, I love being at home so much :)

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  4. Nice post! I always stay at my home!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  5. Hit the nail in the head there with how we are our biggest judges about being homebodies! Most of the time I find myself thinking "I should probably be out, meeting people and going places", even though I absolutely love staying home. We really are our own worst enemies!

    Lovely post and blog! I've nominated you to a Liebster Award on my blog, find it here if you'd like http://landofpermanentbliss.blogspot.com.br/2016/05/the-liebster-award.html

    Have a lovely week!
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination, Elle! That's so nice :)

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  6. HI Julia,

    I could relate to you being a homebody. It wasn't until recently that I wanted to go out and do things. When I was a younger, all I wanted to do was stay home and relax. I would read my books. I would read novels, autobiographies, and language learning resources. (I loved learning French) I also just wanted to listen to my pop standard, jazz guitar, and big band music and my friends probably thought I was a weird person.

    I would consider myself to be a homebody but there are times when I'm just itching to go out and see nearby places or even travel to faraway places. I sometimes long for a coffee hangout after a three weeks of just staying home and going to my classes.

    NOTHING wrong with being a homebody! Being alone with your thoughts is something so underrated nowadays!


    Ron (Nearby Wanderer)

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  7. Hi Julia! I am so happy to have come across your blog. I loved reading this particular post of yours. It gave me comfort in some way. As an introvert too, I get what you mean by people perceiving you as "lame" or "boring" just because we like to stay at home. At some point I let these stigma bother me but then reading blog posts like these of people from all around the world makes me feel that I'm not alone. That it's okay to be who I am and do whatever makes me happy.

    Chrizzia xx / http://www.thistledsoul.net/

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    1. Thank you so much, Chrizzia!! That means so much to me! And yes, we should just strive to do what makes us happy. It's such a simple yet complicated concept, huh? Anyways, thanks for your kind words! I love your blog :)

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