I realize the majority of my posts this week have been heavy and forgive me for throwing another one out there but when I have these things to say, I feel as though it’s worth sharing. After all, this blog is called, “Say What You Need to Say” so I’m going to eat my own words.
In my bi-weekly department meeting, our team all participated in the Keirsey Personality Zone Test which examines 5 different personality types and evaluates your personal traits and work ethic. I’ve heard of these tests before but this was my first time taking part in one and I was quite surprised at how accurate it really was.
According to the test, I am an idealist. I really could have told you this. The idealist are most attuned to values and seeking great good in other people and in the world. All Idealists seek to have a life of meaning, to help themselves and others grow to be the best that they can be. They do not want to be a copycat of someone else, but want to be seen as a unique and valuable individual.
It’s ironic that this came up because this topic is one that I have with my husband often. We constantly discuss our differences in that I am a dreamer and he is a realist. He needs facts, evidence, real answers and logic. I live off of the unknown, the “what if” and the faith.
Yes, we are different in many ways but I believe that is why we work together. If someone were to ask me how I know that I am in love, my answer is always simple…it’s not complicated with him. Life just makes sense because we are together.
My point is not to relay a love story with this but rather to emphasize that the difference in people is often times what brings them together. I’ve often been quick to judge others for who they are but fail to step back and take a look at who I really. The entire test was enlightening and I believe the best way to understand others is to first understand yourself.
Today was a teaching day at the gym so I made my breakfast last night so that I could grab them on my way to work. Pumpkin Overnight Oats with blackberries, sunflower butter, and crumbled pumpkin protein bar made for a great portable meal.
After our team meeting, we followed it with our monthly department luncheon which happened to be BFL (breakfast for lunch), my idea! Are you surprised? I prepped a few casseroles for the event (french toast and vegetable egg) but failed to take any photos. My bad.
Dinner came together in a snap. I bought Trader Joe’s Turkey Bolognese Sauce last weekend on a whim. They were sampling it and I thought it was actually pretty decent so I picked one up. Strategic food marketing at its finest.
I added some mushrooms to the sauce and served it over spaghetti squash, spinach and roasted broccoli. Delicious!
I would buy this again although I do love my vegetable bolognese sauce.
So glad tomorrow is Friday and a three day weekend at that. Have a wonderful night!!
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