Hey guys, before I dive in to what I want to say this morning, I wanted to apologize for being flighty this month. Can I claim personality type there? No…
I have been sick and sad over the passing of my aunt and our basement flooded leading to clean up and general feelings of “oh screw it.”
So now, on to the point of January, wrapping up month one of More Like Me 2016.
The reason I chose “Know Yourself” for January is because it is so foundational for the success of the rest of the year.
Often we look at the success of others around us and try to imitate their approaches. When we come up short, we blame ourselves for sucking.
Why am I so bad at this when they are so good?
Here is a struggle I deal with: two of my closest friends are very strong J-types on the Meyer’s Briggs scale. Everything has a place, they don’t have “junk drawers” and their idea of a messy house is a couple of abandoned library books and a coffee cup on the counter.
My house is clean but lived in and fairly well organized, but my washi tape and pens do not live in glass apothecary jars and the shakers in my spice cupboard do not match, theirs do. They also keep label makers in their kitchens.
I have several junk drawers and even my organized drawers are like… mostly measuring cups and spoons but I think the meat thermometer also lives in there… and maybe spare bottle pieces and ooh a quarter! Score! Continue reading