I’ve been traveling a bit to gather content for my new site, Straight Up Crafty. It’s been a lot of fun, but now I’m ready to sit down and get into the meat of all I’ve seen and discovered.
Charleston provided a wealth of phenomenal experiences and spending the time offline with my family has been a soothing balm for my soul. These two amazing men keep me laughing and the blessings bestowed upon me to have them in my life run deep. Not to say things don’t get muddier than the Mississippi at times, but what’s life without a little messy along the way.
I’m also finding myself on a modified social media sabbatical. While not a full break, I’m taking full days here and there and it has been not only welcomed, but is making me a better practitioner. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator I’m an INFP. I also feel I share more of my “real” self online than in real life. I’m trying to engage more offline, see new things, have different experiences. So far, so good. I’m less likely to crawl into my INFP shell after being out than not. That doesn’t mean I don’t seek my shell, but I’m not running towards it.
I’m laughing at the irony of that paragraph as I’m the joiner, the leader. I was a PTA officer for six years, which had me talking to everyone I could find in the name of fundraising and joining our merry band of barbecue pushers. This also led me to working the polls in the name of school bonds, and talking for 12 hours straight, in the name of new schools and upgrades to old ones.
You could say that I’m a contradiction, but what it really means is I’ll work really hard for things I believe in and go way outside of my comfort zone in order to do so.
What I realize is I’m 40 and still finding out who I am. That’s not such a bad thing.