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Take Note!

I know a fair amount about myself, about my tendencies and my personality. I can't be the only one who likes finding out more about myself in this regard, as there are tons of profiles and quizzes and articles discussing these topics.

I've known some things for a long while:
I'm a reader. I like things done correctly versus quickly.I'm an introvert. I'm a picky eater, and I like mostly bland food. I'm better at editing than writing. I love organizing. I dislike conflict.I'm a list-maker.  And in the last few years, I've learned that: My primary temperament is melancholic.My secondary temperament is choleric (so there's a teeny bit of extrovert in there).In Myers-Briggs, I'm an ISTJ.One of my gifts is administration, which is why I like paperwork, and love spreadsheets.I am loyal, in relationships but also in seemingly irrelevant things like making sure to read every post by my favorite bloggers even if the topics aren't of high interest.I'…


I'd intended to slow down on my non-spiritual reading this Lent (and maybe I have, some) but a few days in, a couple of books I'd been waiting for at the library were automatically checked out and downloaded to my Kindle for two weeks. One is Gretchen Rubin's "Better Than Before" and I'm enjoying digging into it. 
Rubin outlines questions to ask in order to know yourself, and from taking this quiz and reading a couple of her other books ("The Happiness Project" and "Happier At Home") I know that I tend mostly toward Obliger, so I thrive on external accountability. Perhaps when I actually lay out a plan for said habits, I'll use the blog for some accountability. We shall see. 
I'm about half done and I plan to use it to continue my 2017 goal of knowing myself better in order to make positive changes and steps in the direction I want my life to go. This post won't be a review or an outline of the book but more of my random brain…

Seven Random Things I Like

It's been a while, so I'm going to link up with Kelly at This Ain't The Lyceum  for 7 Quick Takes today! I present to you seven random things I like, and for which I am grateful today.

1. Lent! Time to repent! I do like Lent, and with a weird rib-area cartilage injury and a bad cold to set the pace, it's shaping up to be a really Lenty Lent. I'm using the Blessed is She Lenten journal for my daily prayer time and am trying...t r y i n g this 5-Minute sacrifice. I did fairly well at it Wednesday, and pretty crappy Thursday. So there you go. Onward and upward.

I will embarrassingly admit that it took me until my 35th year to realize that I don't have to read all the things on the interwebs, even if they are about a topic of interest to me. The webs are awash with posts about how to Lent, and but thank goodness I resisted the urge to click on all of them and just licked on this one by Jenny at Mama Needs Coffee. Of course you know I want to share everything she w…