The Stats, The Introvert and The Mini Cooper

by Waleed Ali Khan


It is funny how I closely monitor my blog hits. To me, it is very important that what I am writing is being read, why else would I write a blog? Also, it makes me incredibly happy when someone tells me to blog more or that they have missed reading my blog because I haven’t written a new entry. So, while I was looking at my blog statistics, I realized that this post got the highest hits ever. To my surprise, it is the one where i was supposedly suffering from writer’s block and did not have access to the internet. Moral of the story: make some posts personal!

The past four months have been intense, I think i discovered myself more then than the 3 years before that. While I was leaving Rwanda, I was asked by Waleed Ali Khan's dream car - mini coopermy team members what I had learnt from the trip; and before I could say anything, they said said one word: confidence. And that was precisely what I was going to say. I think I finally feel comfortable in my own skin, know where I want to see myself in the future, and feel a sense of purpose for my life. For one, I realized that if I ever make enough money, I want a Mini Cooper! I also want to continue to pursue my global development initiatives, and perhaps want to work for the United Nations if I ever get the opportunity.

I am proud to be an Introvert. While I was thinking about how awesome the past 4 months have been, I also realized how my trait as an introvert made my growth an internal process.  I remember one of my relatives once said that I was incapable of even buying something from a shop (because I was quiet and shy). Because I was an introvert, I just felt that internal desire to prove him wrong instead of talking back to him. Alas! I doubt after Rwanda people can say this!

I think I am writing this very personal blog just  because I am an introvert. My love for writing was born because I wasn’t really fond of talking to strangers. I prefer writing to professors than dropping by at their offices. I’ve always preferred writing because it can avoid social interaction. Writing is something I can do in solitude and it helps me clear my mind. As research suggests, introverts are thought oriented, and hence like to think instead of speak or take immediate actions.

Advertisements