Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan

Happy New Year everyone!!! wohooooo *throws confetti vigorously* . Okay, enough chit chat let’s get serious: Introversion. This is a subject that has gained popularity in recent years, mostly in the way of humorous comic strips, memes and all kinds of jokes about staying at home and dreading social events. I love reading, laughing and sharing them all across social media… but truth is, there’s something sad about it all. As an introvert myself, I often feel I’m missing out on things and opportunities just because I don’t dare to grab the spotlight, be bold and become a confident social butterfly. It’s frustrating and makes me curse this introversion along with shyness, highly sensitivity and so on. Can I change? Am I doomed to watch from afar and envy those non-sweating fellow humans? Well, Jessica Pan might be able to help you with those questions.

This book reads like a memoir. A full year of an introvert doing extrovert stuff. A full frigging year! Why? because she also had that burning question “What if I was an extrovert?“. Alright, here comes the advisory note: If you tend to get emotionally disturbed when reading a book that hits home, remember that she will be telling, in detail, her experiences doing things like improv in front of a crowd. Can you handle reading about that? Then you are good to go.

This book is full of humor and humanity. I could relate to her and feel her worries. I cheered for her in every step of the journey and got butterflies in my stomach when she dared to try things I think of as embarrassing.

The best part, is that through her journey, I realized how extroverts get shy and nervous too, that we can all boost our confidence and people skills. That it will be a struggle, but we can do all those fun things despite our irrational fears. But most of all, that it’s always worth going out of our comfort zone for a moment, than regretting not doing so for the rest of our lives.

I would definitely recommend it to introverts out there asking the same question to themselves: What if I was an extrovert?. With a mix of humor and self-help worthy material, this is a great gift for yourself or your dear introvert.

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About Alicia

I enjoy sharing my love for good books with other people. I wish you can find the type of books meant for you. Art is my passion. Both activities allow me to travel to imaginary places, learn, grow and share my journey with others. Feel free to join me, I love company.

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