Beyond the Personality Test #3 (Home and Calling)

home-footprintsI love the idea of parties . . . for me, an idealistic picture of inhibitions and daily stresses purged as a mass of beautiful humanity writhes together in collective bliss.

But I don’t do too well at actual parties, at least not indefinitely.

Years back, headed to a particular holiday function at work, I’m sure my demeanor could only have been described as giddy (if not outright chirpy), even droll.

I just remember so looking forward to amazing food and a few hours free from the usual fix of files, phones, and screens. Continue reading

Who Should You Be? (The Core of All Identity Issues)

who should you be - the core of all identity issuesMy identity crisis began at 14. I’ll try to describe it exactly as I would have at the time.

Before 14, there had been a few years of wonderful progress and growth. I’d moved to a new place with my family, made some really good friends, and fully immersed myself in martial arts.

During those good years, every possibility for the future had seemed to naturally weave itself in amongst this big, overarching plan for where I’d thought my life was going.

Then I turned 14. Continue reading