One thing you will come to know about me over time is that I like to talk. Yep, no denying that trait. I’m an extrovert, and that’s my excuse. I thank my lucky stars that I am “talkative”, because being able to comfortably talk to people from all walks of life means that I have some cool conversations. Take just now for example — I was making a cup of tea downstairs and got to talking to Jean, a woman originally from Singapore who now calls Brisbane her home for the time being. The conversation covered many aspects of life — from our own experiences of having moved to live in another country; my reading patterns — how I buy books and despite the best of intentions, often don’t finish them off; to Monopoly, and how I am the current champion in the house. A discussion with me will never be boring, I assure you of that.
Jean said that talking to me is always a learning experience for her — that made me feel pretty darn good, because she was obviously getting from the conversation what I was. The chance to learn about someone else and what their background was, their likes and dislikes, and their hopes for the future. Interacting with others is an important use of my spare time. I highly recommend it. 🙂
Well, I need to do some stuff, so this is it for this posting….maybe one more later on.