Remember that time I went to The Influence Conference and I was all insecure and awkward and God had to sit me down and talk some sense into my very pathetic attitude? You don’t? Oh well then, never mind. Ahem. I am part of a wonderful community of women on the Influence Network and I’m joining in a little link up today with members of said network. Here are a few things of the get to know you variety.
A Picture of Myself I Love
A few days ago, I took this picture. My recent haircut in honor of my Mocha Club Purpose Project made me feel pretty. And that doesn’t happen very often so I took a lot of pictures. This is one of them.
Three random things.
1.) I love personality tests and quizzes. If there is a bubble to fill or an X to check, I will do it. For those who also do this, I am an INFJ, an introvert, a Melancholic/Sanguine, a Beaver/Otter,
I’m not making this stuff up, and my top 5 strengths according to strengths finder are Individualization, Intellection, Relator, Communication, and Strategic. So now you know, and knowing is half the battle. Extra points to whoever remembers this pop culture reference and leaves a comment.
2.) After watching Say Anything as a teen, I wrote a big red X by every word I looked up in my thesaurus. I also dreamed some boy would stand at my window playing In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel and holding a boombox over his head which I thought was a very romantic gesture at the time. But we only had a one story house and the effect wouldn’t have been the same.
If you don’t get the reference, you are not old enough to read my blog. Speaking of old, I just found out that Ralph Macchio, the Karate Kid, is now the same age as Pat Morita, who played Mr. Miyagi. And then I felt really, really old and decided to share this aging feeling with all of my tweeps. They really loved that. I then reminisced about my severe girlhood crush on Daniel-san and how I longed to be Elizabeth Shue, blonde and tan. When the second one came out with the Japanese girl as his love interest, I felt vindicated. I finally had an Asian role model.
3.) I love shopping at office supply stores and often leave with way more than one could ever actually need to run an office. When I was a kid, I used to play restaurant, office, and school. I’d write-up bills and receipts, exchange money, take orders and cook, count back change and grade papers. Pretty much a lot of what I do now. Although, for some reason, I remember it being way more fun as a kid.
Ooh, I almost forgot! One thing I’ve gotten from The Influence Network. Confidence.