A Coffee and Some Thoughts (After a Fashion) Friday
Have you ever taken the Myer-Briggs Personality Test? I’ve taken it a few times now, trying to see if I’ll get a different result depending on how I answer things, but I keep coming up with ISFJ – Introverted Sensing Feeling Judgment/Judging. The most recent version of the test I took was courtesy of a link Jeff (an ENFP) sent me from 16Personalities. In his words, the results were “creepily accurate”. I’d have to agree. Fun fact: A fictional fellow ISFJ is Dr. John Watson of Sherlock Holmes fame. This amuses me to no end, particularly as I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed actor Martin Freeman’s portrayal of the iconic-in-his-own-right character on the BBC’s Sherlock. (I also like to think I could seriously kick some butt if the situation called for it.)
Lately I’ve been struggling with my inability to easily form new, solid friendships. Oh, I’m not without friends. But they’ve been long-held, seem to get most of my quirks, and I may be related to 80% of them. Or maybe it’s only 50%. The math varies depending on the day/moment I’m in, to be honest.
I love God. I know too many pop culture-related tidbits. Fan of Doctor Who and other geeky things. Love books and writing and coffee. Introverted, a bit shy sometimes still, but totally capable of being social and making eye contact, y’all.
But yet, I still go through times of wondering what I’m doing wrong.
There is a balance I often fail to maintain between being content and not becoming complacent. Complacency can be an easy thing to slip into because on the off chance you have not noticed, change can be hard.
Contentment is not a bad thing, either, in and of itself. It’s more restful than being in a perpetual state of discontent, for one thing. But again – it can become easy to stay where things are safe and known and familiar. So how to be satisfied in and with current provisions and situations and the like, while working toward something else?
I’m writing this post in a leisurely fashion on an unexpectedly free Thursday night. The cat is curled up on my lap, music is playing, coffee is being consumed.
This moment is good.
Happy Friday, everyone.