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Being a Weirdo

We need rain in Indiana. I did my part by getting a car wash. That always brings on a gully washer.

Gully washer is a granny term for a heavy rain storm. I think this is the 3rd time in my life I've used it.

And the car wash wasn't the $5 garden hose wash. It was the Rolls-Royce wash, the expensive one. That should do the trick.


I drove past IKEA on Saturday. That's news to stop the presses.

What woman drives past IKEA? My car usually veers into the expansive lot by itself as soon as it sees the beautiful blue and yellow sign glowing along the highway.

I just don't like extra stuff. Even from a fabulous place like IKEA.


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There's a nerd side of me that loves personality tests. I consistently come out as ENTJ on the Myers-Briggs test.

In one of the podcasts I listen to regularly, the guest was talking about the ENTJ being the rarest type for a woman. Well, that just put all sorts of puzzle pieces in place. I've always felt out of place in a normal hen party.

The way I process information is weird compared to those around me, and I often have to step back from a situation to see what I really think about it.

My brain is organized into boxes and switches; I think in lines and sequences. My outer world needs to be in order for my inner world to function best.

I've always felt a type of force field around me. I've been told throughout my life that I'm intimidating. I don't mean to be. It's just there as an appendage of my personality.

The questions normal people think to ask? Totally not on my radar. And it doesn't mean I don't care about others. I do--very much. I just relate differently, and I've had to force myself to learn the social skills I have that come easily to others.

And all that is okay.

Maybe you feel like an outsider too. Maybe you feel misunderstood. It doesn't make you a freak.

As long as you're not hurting those around you, just be who you are.

Own it. Grow in it. And use your unique perspective and gifts to enrich the world around you.


If you want to see what your personality is, try this site:

The guest I referenced in the beginning, Rebecca Ferris, is featured on the Flying Free podcast by Natalie Hoffman, Episode 226.

I make nothing for referring either site.


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