Except not wreathed in flame.
As an ENFJ, I have a very hard time being in charge. I want to be everyone's friend and am too worried about what everyone is feeling. Those are not great Leader qualities, let me tell you!
I'm much better if I only have myself to worry about in terms of responsibility. I simply do not have the imagination or desire to lead people. Which is ok, right? Since not everyone can be a leader? ;) (I'm looking for affirmation, in case that's not abundantly clear.)
Well, I waited tables yesterday and remembered that, yes! I can do this and enjoy it (and make good money!) so I asked if I could stay on as a waitress. My boss was gracious and is going to find a way to keep me on staff.
Which is awesome, because I have a trip to Mexico to pay for.
1. I take my Christian friends for granted. They are gracious to me, hope the best for me and forgive me when necessary. And they don't judge my whole existence based on one incident. In short, they love me. They also encourage me to do all of the above--hope the best and show grace to others. I am so blessed!
2. I've taken for granted the stress my husband has to deal with at work. Working in an environment where there are no godly influences is TOUGH and I would have such a hard time, at this point in my life, having to do that for 40+ hours a week. Thank you, Honey, for all that you do!
The beauty of reading a book slowly is it really gives you time to grow attached to the characters. They're always in the back of your mind and with you throughout your days. The girls and I will bring them up as we're out and about,
"Oh look, Mama! A spider!"
"Oooh, does it look like Charlotte? Do you think it's nice like Charlotte?"
I just love and look forward to those moments.
I haven't decided what we'll read next... I'm trying to get all of our Free Reads read (except Peter Pan--we didn't like that one!) before we start Year 2 in August(!) but I'm not sure that will happen and I'm ok with that. :) I'm thinking The Velveteen Rabbit? I'll keep you posted.
Proofreading Anywhere at Money Saving Mom and I think I'm going to give it a go. I've actually proofread for friends numerous times (one is in college and always gets an "A" on "our" papers! HA!) so I *think* I can do it. It is a bit of an investment, but I think it'll be worth it. Plus, as strange as it sounds, I really love proofreading!
Another thing I'm super excited about is reading audiobooks! How fun does that sound?! I'm going to start with volunteering at LibriVox to get my feet wet, then hopefully move on to ACX where you can actually make money at it.
I received my microphone in the mail last week and have been waiting for some free time to actually record my first practice minute.
Maybe I'll be the next Jim Weiss!
Don't hold your breath.
Of course, all of these (waitressing, proofreading, reading aloud) might be too much right now, but I'll never know unless I try! And maybe, hopefully one of them'll stick.
Well, I've bored you long enough! What's new with you?
*edited to change Saruman to Sauron. In my defense, couldn't you make the names a little less similar, Mr. Tolkien!? Hmph.