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December 2014, Page 2

Day 220– November 15, 2014

I’ll be single tonight. Today I break up with Greg. Again. I hate hellos, goodbyes, and transitions. I would usually argue here why he is terrible for me. This is not fair and not the forum. He is wonderfully kind, sweet, and caring. However, I’m full of dread and resignation. …

Day 217– November 12, 2014

Last night, I took a Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator Test. When I first took the test in college twenty years ago, I fell into the common INTP type of science researcher. This time around, I place as ENFJ for teacher. Perhaps all 16 personalities can fit, but ENFJ feels appropriate. …

Day 215– November 10, 2014

Ah, Depression. I’ve suffered depressive spells throughout my life ranging from two days to two weeks. An event triggers the depression that metastasized into a flailing, bleak mood. I don’t try to kill myself or destroy things, but I do withdraw from people and life. Under particularly dark episodes, I …

Day 213– November 8, 2014

I’m not rushing back to work. This time away uncovers my previous job’s ennui. After six years of work, I left more scarred than I realized. I had two tough bosses, one mean and one incompetent. Both were young so neither permitted flexibility or growth: no working from home, no …

Day 211– November 6, 2014

I mark a US map with my summer driving route. Except for spurs into Tennessee and Montreal, the route follows one northern squiggle heading east and one central squiggle heading back west. I put blue boxes over cities where I spent the night. The mapped route does not look like …