Other days, you read the same sentence three times and still don't know what it says.
Mostly, my days are like the latter. Sigh....
I like feeling productive and energetic and as though I have a purpose. I'm a task- and goal-oriented person who likes accomplishing things, and when I'm on a roll, I want to just keep going.
I'd love to be a more people-oriented kind of person. Even just a bit more. It's something that being a mom has planted as a wish in my heart.
In high school, my husband and I (yes, we met waaaaay back then) took a personality test handed out to all the students, and we discovered we are both the same way. He and I work together to get something done -- often to comically disastrous results, but we are a good team. On weekends, it's all about "What are we doing today?"
It's great when I do have "on" days, like I had yesterday and today. Yesterday I accomplished everything on my list for the day and even did some projects that were slated for today. This morning, I carried 13 things out the door for Teacher Appreciation Week at the Man-cub's school and for the breakfast it was my turn to make for my mom's group.
Even these are little things -- teacher gifts and breakfast -- but not only do I feel that I completed these as tasks (yay! I remembered!), more importantly is how I hope it makes the teachers and my mom friends feel.
See, it's not that I don't think of people at all!
If I'm so goal-oriented, then couldn't I make it a goal to become more people-oriented? Hmmm.
Because while I of course think it's fine to get things done, there's no way I can go through my life checking off my to-do list while this little face just wants me to slow down and spend time with him.
My boys aren't on my list.
They supersede it.
And I have a feeling they will teach me to be more of a people person.
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