Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Thought: I'm more than just a...

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Before I was a wife and mom I was Tiffany. I always had time for me - for mani's, pedi's, hair styling (all DIY of course) plus scrapbooking, reading, listening to calming music every Saturday night. I browsed the stores every Friday looking for deals. Even while married I could still get in the majority of my list but add in a baby and that just won't work. So I guess, eventually a lot of these things got removed from my "important to me" list. I'm reading a mommy book about rediscovering your identity outside of your many "hats." It recommended I take a personality test to see what interests I have (or should I say still have.)

Well, I did a quick search and found this site http://www.41q.com and here were my results:
Tiffany's personality type: "Sensitive Doer"
Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Extremely well-developed senses and aesthetic appreciation for beauty. Not interested in leading or controlling others. Flexible and open-minded. Likely to be original and creative. Enjoy the present moment.
 And possible careers could be: 
Artists, musicians, composers, designers, child care workers, social workers, counselors, teachers, veterinarians, forest rangers, naturalists, bookkeepers, carpenters, personal service workers, clerical supervisors, secretaries, dental and medical staffers, waiters and waitresses, chefs, nurses, mechanics, physical therapists, x-ray technicians

The book says to take this info and find activities that I could add to my daily routine to help keep my own identity. I think I'm just going to pick up where I left off, except maybe the shopping. My daughter tends to fall asleep in the car and that's not in my plans when I go deal browsing.

All in all, I'm slowly but surely learning that the best thing that can do for my family is to take care of myself at least for a few minutes a day. I'm not saying that I plan on being selfish or anything but there's nothing wrong with making sure I do a few things that make me happy. This should help keep my stress from inadvertantly being passed on to my family. 

Just a thought.



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