Friday, December 30, 2016

Attitude Re-Organization

This is ME.  I did a "tendency" quiz and my "tendency" is to Rebel.  Never to do what is expected of me or even what is best for me.  I see this in me at work.  I am told what to do--and I find a way to do it that is "different" from what is expected.  Or I find someone else to do it......I am laughing at this but my co-workers find it very annoying.


Rebels resist all expectations, outer and inner alike.
They choose to act from a sense of choice, of freedom. Rebels wake up and think, “What do I want to do today?” They resist control, even self-control, and usually enjoy flouting rules and expectations.
Rebels place a high value on authenticity and self-determination, and bring an unshackled spirit to what they do. Rebels work toward their own goals, in their own way, and while they refuse to do what they’re “supposed” to do, they can accomplish their own aims.
But Rebels often frustrate others because they can’t be asked or told to do anything. They don’t care if “people are counting on you,” “you said you’d do it,” “your parents will be upset,” “it’s against the rules,” “this is the deadline,” or “it’s rude.” In fact, asking or telling Rebels to do something often makes them do just the opposite.
The people around Rebels must guard against accidentally igniting their spirit of opposition—particularly challenging for the parents of Rebel children.
In fact, Rebels sometimes frustrate even themselves, because they can’t tell themselves what to do. 

I got an email this morning asking if it would be possible, this Winter, for me to drive to a friend's house/studio so we could draw together.  I just sat and looked at the email and wondered who my friend thought she was writing to?  Me drive, in the Winter, to Georgetown?  There is no way that this would EVER happen.  No matter how badly I wanted to go.  I wouldn't drive there in summer.  It involves a highway and country roads.

I have been away from work for 10 days now.  Staying up very late watching Longmire on Netflix or watching episodes of Storage Wars.  Wasting time.  Not reading books.

I baked cookies yesterday--at 9 pm.  Used my new Tablespoon ice cream scoop thing.  It was amazingly easy to get 36 same exact sized cookies.  Life Changing.

Well, this Rebel is going out to lunch with G who has just finished snow blowing the driveway.  It snowed yesterday.  Then rained.  Then snowed again with thunder.  Exciting and very pretty.  White fluffy stuff.  The Weatherman got it right.  Amazing.




3 comments:

Diane Perin said...

Happy new year to you, Joanne! I like the rebel in you!

Annie said...

Ha, ha, I'm a rebel too! Happy New Year!

Kate MacGillivary said...

You're Georgetown friend must be a "Rebel" too.