Jul 15, 2011

Jilly the "Performer"

I have been studying personality types lately, because for some reason this fascinates me. I took a course in college when I was younger called "The Color Code" and in that semester I became enthralled with knowing my little quirks, and what makes me "Jilly". I know every personality has downfalls, strengths, and excitement, and I am always curious to find out about mine.
I recently discovered what I believe to be the best personality test that I have ever taken. It is called the INFP personality test. You can look here if you would like to know more about it.
In my passion to find out more about myself this is what I came across. I am Jill, "The Performer" (also known as ESFP). Here are a few things about me....
Performer's live in the moment, experiencing life to the fullest. They enjoy people, as well as material comforts. Rarely allowing conventions to interfere with their lives, they find creative ways to meet human needs. Performer's are excellent team players, focused on completing the task at hand with maximum fun and minimum discord. Active types, they find pleasure in new experiences.
Performer's take a hands-on approach in most things. Because they learn more by doing than by studying or reading, they tend to rush into things, learning by interacting with their environment. They usually dislike theory and written explanations. Traditional schools can be difficult for Performer's, although they tend to do well when the subject of study interests them, or when they see the relevance of a subject and are allowed to interact with people.
Observant, practical, realistic, and specific, Performer's make decisions according to their own personal standards. They use their Feeling judgment internally to identify and empathize with others. Naturally attentive to the world around them, Performer's are keen observers of human behavior. They quickly sense what is happening with other people and immediately respond to their individual needs. They are especially good at mobilizing people to deal with crises. Generous, optimistic, and persuasive, they are good at interpersonal interactions. They often play the role of peacemaker due to their warm, sympathetic, and tactful nature.Performer's love being around people and having new experiences. Living in the here-and-now, they often do not think about long term effects or the consequences of their actions. While very practical, they generally despise routines, instead desiring to 'go with the flow.' They are, in fact, very play minded. Because ESFPs learn better through hands-on experience, classroom learning may be troublesome for many of them, especially those with a very underdeveloped intuitive side.If you would like to see my entire profile click here.
I think that everyone loves to know what makes them who they are. I am very proud of the woman I am, and I love the person I have grown to be. I truly do love every moment of life that I get. I can't think of a better way to describe myself than this test. I hope each of you get to enjoy and love your life as much as I do. I have each of you to thank for the life I get to live each day. I am truly thankful for your generosity, kindness, and compassion, in helping me fight my illness and get my life back. For your kindness I will be eternally grateful. I want you each to know that I never take a single day for granted, because it's one more day that I never thought I would have. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Jul 8, 2011

What a Summer so far

I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted. This summer is flying by, and we are enjoying every minute of it! It has been a crazy 2 months, but so much fun! Right before my Birthday in June my sister in law got married in the Salt Lake Temple. Her wedding was absolutely beautiful, and it was so great to be able to share in her special day. Dave and I had never been to the Salt Lake City temple, and I was in awe at it's beauty. I know Nicole must have felt like a Princess getting married in her castle. She was absolutely beautiful, and we are so happy to have her sweet hubby Jeffy as our brother. They dated for over a year, and we were anticipating there marriage for so long! We just love Jeff so much, and I'm so glad that Nic married him, so now he can't leave our crazy family. He's stuck! ;)My Birthday was so much fun! My little nephew got blessed into our church, (it's like a christening in the catholic church) and we spent the day celebrating him. His Dad did an amazing job at his blessing, and I was so happy to see our little Brax have that incredible experience. We had a fun luncheon with the whole family (minus Nic and Jeff who were on their Honeymoon) and then everyone headed back to our house for my Birthday.
We had cinnamon rolls, cake, ice cream, and opened presents with Dave's family on my Birthday night and we just had a blast.Dave's sister Bonnie was in town for Nicole's wedding and she had brought her new little baby boy Benson. I had the best week ever with him! I think I stole him from her every morning and night. I would take him every morning to wake up Uncle Dave and I would take him every night to sleep with me for a little bit. I just couldn't get enough of him. She flew back home on my Birthday, but at least we got to have cake and ice cream before they left.For the rest of the month of June it was mainly just regular summer stuff. My sweet niece Maddison came into town and I got to spend a couple of days with her. My Mom and Maddie, and I all got to go swimming one day which was so much fun. We got to spend the 4th of July with my family and Maddie before she left as well. She was here for 3 weeks, and I absolutely loved seeing her. I think she was more excited to see Uncle Dave, then Aunt Jilly though. Uncle Dave only got to spend 1 day with her because he has had a very busy school semester. He's doing awesome and has straight A's though, so I know she understood.
I miss my cute hubby who's at school a lot, but I make sure to keep busy. I love weeding the yard all the time to make sure it stays beautiful, I weed our garden, and I sit outside on my lawn chair for a few hours every day and read. I am enjoying every minute of sunshine that we get. It seemed like it was such a long winter, that my body was starved for sunlight. I love just laying outside and soaking it up.Dave and I have a few more summer plans, that I will make sure to write all about. We have a camping trip to go on, a little adventure to Park City, and a whole lot of grilling with Dave's amazing veggie's he is growing in our garden. I'm just so proud of my awesome husband and how hard he works. He has become quite the little gardener (even if we broke our windshield getting started). His garden is so green and big, and beautiful. I use the fresh basil, oregano, and parsley, to cook with all the time. I can't wait to use all the fresh veggies when they come in!!
I hope you all have an amazing, fun, and safe, rest of the summer. I will make sure to post about all our adventures later on. Thanks for stopping by our blog! We love you all tons!