Being an introvert, I value personal time immensely, which does mean I tend to need a lot of time in my own little world, doing things that help me recharge and keep me somewhat sane.
When I say socially awkward, what I really mean to say is I battle with anxiety, and have done for a long time. Although since doing more reading up on personality types and other such stuff, the anxiety isn't as much of an issue as it used to be. I'm beginning to understand more what is actually down to anxiety and what is simply my personality.
Anyway! Here's some of the stuff that interests me and occupies my time these days:
Camping/countryside. Spontaneous camping trips anyone? I would love to! Long walks are rather good as well.
Motorsport - F1, endurance racing, touring cars, pretty much anything.
History - WW1 & 2, the Roman empire.
TV drama (Spooks, Luther, that sort of thing)
Animals - LOVE dogs especially
Roast dinners - does that count as an interest? Haha.