Food for Thought #6 - Nature vs Nurture
- Appetizer: Read the appetizer in full before acting. Focus on this screen. Then close your eyes and turn your head to the right. What is the first thing your eyes focus on when you open them?
- Well, the first day I read Lee's post, I did this and my focus landed on my big knitting bag. It's the bag that holds all the small project bags. Doing it right now, I see peanuts because son just decided I needed them.
- Soup: When something good happens to someone you work with, how do you react?
- Assuming that it's someone that I know well, I'm truly happy for them and often proud because they've earned it and I've watched them work toward that goal.
- Salad: If something happened in your career that doubled your income, what is the first thing you would do?
- pay bills and buy a home
- Entré: How do we acquire our drives, the parts of us that make us want to accomplish one thing versus another thing?
- I'm not sure, I do know that it's only been in recent years that I've really discovered the things that drive me. I am driven my learning and then sharing that knowledge. I'm driven by helping others reach their goals, whether in their careers or just to finally knit that sock heel.
- Dessert: What made you happy today?
- See previous blog entry... yarn, shoes, lunch out!
Food for Thought #7 - Weekend Edition
- Appetizer: When it comes to the weekend, do they usually measure up to your expectations?
- I don't put that much pressure on my weekends. We may have plans, we may not. If we have plans they tend to be relaxed, time with friends or family. If we don't, it means a weekend home reading, knitting, video games... We get the chores done that need to get done but don't stress too much about it. Every other weekend we have bowling league. (Adult/Junior league so son and I are a team)
- Soup: What good thing happened this week that you were not expecting?
- Lunch out with my team today. It was not planned but it was fun, I need to make time to do that more often.
- Salad: If one end of a scale is, “I like to have every second of my day planned and executed according to that plan”
and the other end is “I like to take life as it comes, completely spontaneously,” where do you fit?
- I find this one a little difficult. When I have plans, I like them to have them go according to the plan but I don't like to have every minute of my day planned, I need true downtime where there are no expectations. I'm not good with spontaneity, this is something I've been working to improve in the past few years. Generally my first instinct to a surprise change in plans is "NO" but I have had to train myself to do a quick check and really think about these opportunities.
- Entré: Do things just happen, or do we control what happens in our lives?
- I believe that there is a fate that guides us, that puts us in the right place at the right time. However, as Kelly says in her responses I agree with the sentiment "luck is when preparation meets opportunity". I believe that taking opportunities to learn and grow will allow you to answer the knock when it comes.
- Dessert: What are your plans, if any, for the weekend.
- We are visiting my parents this weekend. There are no real plans when we are there so it will probably involve catching up, watching kitties play, knitting and watching BBC America (which we don't have at our place).