December 9, 2020

Why do so many introverts find it absolutely thrilling when plans get canceled – like the grown-up equivalent of a snow day?

I think it has something to do with the mental preparation leading up to the planned event. We gather our energy, getting ready to spend it all at once – and then, when we don’t have to, we’re left with extra reserves.

It’s like saving up for a car, and then receiving one as a gift. Suddenly, all the cash you’ve set aside is available to spend.

Thrilling, right?

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.