I’ve been writing in a journal since first grade. I have documented aspects of my life since I knew how to write. It’s an amazing practice even if I didn’t realize how powerful it is until now. Being able to look back and read my thoughts from different points in my life has been so enlightening. Continue reading
It’s the new year. A chance to start fresh and set new goals. I personally love doing this in the fall after summer is over (probably because I am married to an Assistant Principal who is on the school schedule) and partly because the fall is a wonderful time of year to buckle down and get productive. However, the New Year is a perfect time to refresh your thinking and offers a chance to examine what you accomplished the previous year and celebrate! …And also to look ahead and think about all the things you want for yourself and your life in the new year.
I love taking personality tests. I remember doing the quizzes in YM magazine as a teenager and sharing my results with girlfriends. It’s fun to get feedback on our unique perspectives, wants, needs and feelings. This is also why I love to read my horoscope and infuse the celestial guidance into making sense of my life. It’s nice to view my behaviors from other disciplines outside of my own brain. I recently took the 16 Personalities quiz and my results have helped both explain things about myself and at the same time have shaped some of the activities I have been seeking out as of late. I am ENFP. The Campaigner, the promoter, the idealist, the person with big ideas and the ability to see potential everywhere. It makes complete sense to me. It also helped me identify why its so frustrating for me to see a project trough to the nitty gritty detailed end, I am naturally more inclined to be the initiator, to get the project started, launch it from an idea to a real thing. I knew this about myself but it was cool to see it reflected back to me in the form of an analysis. Most of my close friends happen to be ENFP as well. Is that coincidence? Do we really flock with birds of the same feather? Apparently I do in my life! Although, Aaron’s results came back as INFJ (which is probably good for a spouse to be different, right?)