I would have to say, "I lived most of my life on auto pilot". Just going thew the motions. Doing what was expected.It is amazing to be given the gift at my age to now be able to open my eyes. To question and learn things, To find out how naive and innocent I was. To be fooled into thinking you are in control of your life. When really you have been controlled the complete time. What a wake up call ! To sleep walk though life.Going thru the motions. Yet, seldom being free to just be your self. Am I alone?
The above thoughts just came to me, as I do this weeks lesson for a Year with my self.
Journal Prompt for Week 5: Introvert vs Extrovert:
In the past I took the Myers-Briggs personality test
“How to Leverage Your Personality Type”
This led me to explain many aspects to my personality.And why others may act or do things differently
With this weeks lesson. . The word Oppovert is used to define a person who is your opposite.
(Introvert vs Extrovert)
This set off a light bulb in my head.
It explains so much. in not only parenting but in every aspect of life.
As a child I was raised by an extremely introverted mom. One who demanded control of every aspect of my life.
Be seen, but do not speak. Was my way of life.
Then I married another extreme introvert. So I sit here in silence. Doing what I was trained to do.
Yet there is a light in me waiting for my time to shine.
And i pat myself on the back. With my own kids. There lights shine bright.
They are extroverts like me. They were allowed to be there self. Speak there minds. run and play. They are both adventurous. They learn things the hard way through trial and error. But I am here with an open ear. No longer wishing to control them Just a bit of guidance. As we all should let our kids sprout there wings. And be who they were meant to be.Sure rules and manors were taught. They know right from wrong. But they are free to live out there dreams and desires. They are brave enough to ride a roller coaster, or hop on a bungee cord. They know how to laugh and play, with a smile on there face. And there hearts are full of love.
Answer: I am an Extrovert living the life of an introvert.
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.