Mail day... hubs got the bills; I got this new book. I don't even know when it was I ordered but I'm praying it serves me well.
How so? Well, having been married to the military for so long and moving every three years, staking down roots and building deep friendships wasn't a big priority with me (hello, we would be moving anyway!) But now that hubs is retired, we've bought a home, we've clicked into a few social communities, and having had personality types stuff brought to my attention occasionally, and yes, recognizing how *socially inept I feel,* I figured it was time to dig a bit deeper. Deeper, not only within myself, but deeper towards an understanding of other people.
It's weird for me to go back & read what I just wrote up ^^there^^ but it's the truth. Funny, because I didn't used to feel that way. I feel like the introverted side has grown disproportionately larger than my strong/leader side, leaving me feeling off balance let's say. I currently feel I have the social and conversational skills worthy of a paper bag...and that didn't used to be me!
So, pair THAT part with the part that likes things "just so", is over-organized, analytical, & outspoken (is that even possible?) and you may see how the two leave me feeling off balance. I'm sure it strikes an odd chord with people (mamas) I interact with, too! How DOES one interact/read someone like me who can barely hold a two way conversation but is bold and outspoken as well? Lol
Anyway, aaalllllll that to say, new book for some personal development. I do own a couple others on personalities and the likes, but the author of this book @annebogel, I already follow & the podcast (What Should I Read Then?) episode spoke to me.
To local mamas who might be reading this & know me, I pray for grace. Know that I KNOW I'm an oddball. Know that I used to be able to string words together coherently in a conversation. Know that I miss having friends, real friends- not just acquaintances. Know that I'm as loyal as the year is long. Know that my intentions are ALWAYS from a soft & loving place in my heart. Know that I appreciate honesty and expect it from others...you'll always get it from me. ...the end.