Thursday, January 15, 2009

16 Things About Me

I've been tagged with "16 Things About Me"--tagged from two places, as a matter of fact. It should be fun--Here goes:
  1. I love to talk about myself! Those of you who know me well already know that! But I often get feedback that I'm "reserved," that I don't share freely, that I'm hard to get to know. I don't know what to do with that, but I'm pretty sure it is related to how safe I feel with someone.
  2. When C and I got married, I didn't know if I wanted to have kids. Really.
  3. Having Boo and Mowgli is the best thing I ever did and I have absolutely LOVED being a mom.
  4. Some days the whole God thing just doesn't make sense to me. Most days it does, mostly.
  5. I love to read. I read all the time. I almost always read standing up. I often read several things at once. I'm weird.
  6. I get about a million magazines every month. My favorites are Time, O, and Christianity Today. Next is The Week, Redbook, and The Psychotherapy Networker.
  7. I think empathy is the most important quality for a person to have. I believe it is the number one predictor of maturity.
  8. I really, really hate violence in movies or TV shows. I look away unapologetically. It can make me profoundly sad.
  9. I have way, way too many pairs of black shoes, black boots, and black sandals.
  10. I love to sleep late--it's my favorite hobby--but I'm losing the ability to do it. I can't nap either. It's a great personal loss.
  11. My Meyers-Briggs profile is ENFJ. Anyone surprised?
  12. My biggest challenge is managing the balance between tasks and people--getting the essential tasks done while placing the priority on people.
  13. I don't really like dogs. I mean, I like them in theory a lot but they scare me. And they smell. I'm kind of a wimp about these things.
  14. When I was in high school, I worked at a country music radio station, reading the news on Saturdays. It was a pretty cool job.
  15. I have really awesome parents and wonderful friends.
  16. I am absolutely madly in love with my husband.

If you blog (electric monk, this means you), consider yourself tagged.