I leave today—don’t worry, my house isn’t empty… Three classes, and hopefully three friends to see, plus Patti! Yay! I get to spend time off and on with a great gal pal. What do I hope to learn? How I’m going to use a lot of my sock yarn stash. Oh, there will be shopping.
I just created this as a note in FB. Thought it best to put it here (as well.)
"Did you know your ‘types’ change… ENTJ… now ESTJ … (18 years ago INTJ) …
Okay: I wouldn’t exactly agree with the “Pillar of strength” concept. Other than that. Yes. This is me. Virgo. Valda. I am Governor of the battle field.
Extroverted (E) 60.61% Introverted (I) 39.39%;
Sensing (S) 58.33% Intuitive (N) 41.67%;
Thinking (T) 61.29% Feeling (F) 38.71%;
Judging (J) 59.46% Perceiving (P) 40.54%
ESTJ - “Administrator”. Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population. Also referred to as “Chief” … Can you say “Valda” … check the Old Norse study tool. vald: power, authority (þér hafið vald til þess at ráða þessu at sinni); eiga (fá) v yfir e-m, to have (get) power over one; gefast í v e-s, ganga (koma) á, v e-s, to submit to one.
Okay, I am getting caught up in his writing and the pictures that depict a good segment of what it might look like to visit/teach in a foreign country. Intriguing! I really like the comment about living below your means (is just not done here.)
No, it does not mean people look through me. Rather it is important to be even more ‘who I am’ regardless of who is looking or what the situation. Letting others know—tactfully—what I think, what I feel, what I intend to do. If I could have a New Year’s resolution right now, I wouldn’t. I don’t think those last, but it is akin to that, except I’ve been working on being this person for a few years.
I’m settling into my stride. Be aware that it is not a comfortable thing for me. Yes, for those of you who think I lack tact, this may raise flags.
Okay, I’m sharing the list… These are the five things I’ve been thinking about and fixing to focus on (yes, that’s fixing to get ready):
1. God 2. Health 3. Baby Progeny 4. Being a Designer/programmer 5. Knitting
This means getting rid of cruft. For example, I just sold my duplex (last month) in support of #3. It could also be support of #2 and #4. Less to worry about, fewer phone calls at weird times about strange problems. Yes, I am still a landlord—but instead of three tenants I have 1.
Hi! I’ll be doing an Interpretive Reading at Toastmasters’ tonight (6-7p). Sweet’s Pride meets in the Fairbanks Resource Agency building at 805 Airport Way. My piece is King Henry V’s St. Crispin’s Day Speech.
From Anne Modesitt (Modeknit) — she got it from Rick (hi Rick…)”Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are determined to maintain your integrity now by doing exactly what you promise, but distractions and obstructions continue to alter your course.
You may be excited to head in an unknown direction, but you are on a mission and every setback brings more frustration. You can gain a lot of strength by staying on your spiritual path, rather than wandering around aimlessly.
Remember, you cannot reach your destination if you stop to explore every alternative along the way.”