Another piece complete and three more on the go...along with the 52 WEEKS project. Though this weekend I will be busy with art programming at the library as my good friend Rhea Dallaire has graciously offered to teach the kids all about altered shoes. It's going to be great fun!
I'm finding that as I get older and look back at my life it seems that things fall into place naturally. The work I've done falls into place with work that is quite common with my personality type. The places I've travelled, things I've seen, people I've spent my time with all fit. It really is quite organic. Though it seems I am always trying to figure things out, to know without a doubt that I'm doing what I should while I'm here. Still trying to find myself in some respect. But there really is no need to try so hard to figure everything out. And, yet, I still try.
I'm a personality quiz addict and tend to enjoy filling out questionnaires to clarify things for myself. My Meyers Briggs personality type is INFG, an affinity to introversion (also painfully shy as a child) though I've learned to lean a little more to the extraverted side. When I completed the Clifton StrengthsFinder I learned that my greatest strengths are Input (research), Intellection (solitude & introspection), Empathy (sensitive), Learner (education), and Relator (a few close friends). The Birkman Method taught me that I was Insightful, Selectively social, Thoughtful, Reflective and Optimistic. While I worked as a Business Manager at a church, my Ministry Match results told me I was Innergized (reflection & solitude), Relational (heart), Finisher (need for closure), Pro-active (initiator) and Refiner (improver). And there are more tests I've taken...I find them fun and fascinating.
While I was looking through my journal I came across a page of interesting clarity questions that I thought I should share:
1. What challenges have you faced this year?
2. What are you proud of?
3. What was disappointing?
4. What can you forgive yourself for?
5. Where would you like to live?
6. What would you like to own?
7. What contribution would you like to make?
8. What would make your heart sing?
9. Where would you like to go?
10. What gift/s would you like to use?
11. What chance meeting would be a miracle?
12. Whom do you admire?
13. What would you like to celebrate?
14. What would you like to let go of?
15. What do you do for yourself?
And finally...an interesting question to help focus...How do you want to feel?
AIRdirondack Art Project
Alberta (above) +