10 Struggles You'll Know Very Well If You're an Introverted Latina
I'm an introvert in certain social situations, but also a Latina — these two factors don't tend to mix, in my experience. Family get-togethers, especially growing up, were some of my most dreaded moments. Those first five minutes after walking through the door were the ones when I knew I was going to be put in the spotlight. Someone was going to ask, "Did you already say hi to [insert family member names here]?," and I was going to be watched closely until I made my way around the room. It made the introvert in me want to skip these events.
The more I grew up, the more I preferred quiet corners, reading, and engaging in a one-on-one setting. Growing up also made all those struggle moments I had even more apparent . . . and gave me a longer list of situations I didn't want to encounter again. Here's to reliving them ahead but never having to awkwardly say hello to anyone again.