My personality test shows ENFJ
I'm someone who is smart, sweet, and loving. Devoted daughter, annoying youngest sister, and loyal friend are just some of the descriptors that I have been labeled with. I've been told I can be too tenderhearted, but I have a well developed sense of empathy and can say I genuinely care about people on a personal level. I have a select few friends, but the ones I have have been friends for years.
I was brought up in the Baptist Church during the 70's and 80's when it was more liberal and still stick with many of the values I grew up with though I'm more of a Holiday attender now. When I say grew up in the church, my Mom was church secretary for years and there was a time I was at church more than at home. I even taught VBS during the summer while I was in college. Now, I've actually been told I'm going to Hell by the preacher at my church just for being a Democrat so you can imagine my not wanting to attend my home church too often. I'll go to church with people when asked and watch on television. Some of the most interesting Bible debate though has been when attending a Freethinkers meeting. My philosophy is more along the lines of we are all in this together and should treat everyone with respect and encourage their dignity.
I volunteer for various organizations and believe in giving of my time as well as my money. Some of the organizations I am or have been involved in include:
www.facebook.com/cccwb Chambers County Child Welfare Board
www.bethematch.org Be The Match - Go sign up to be a bone marrow donor, so quick and easy.
www.redcross.org American Red Cross(/a) What other organization can you go into a disaster area? - They are having a bike race May 4-9 and it ends in New Orleans, go test yourself and be part of a huge party. May 10th is a crawfish cookoff in Anahuac at White's Park.
www.legion-aux.org American Legion Auxiliary Support our veterans and troops!
www.empowerthevotetx.org Empower The Vote Texas
www.gssjc.org Girl Scouts San Jacinto Counsel Go get some cookies. I know you want them.
I am also the head of the Democratic Party in my county for now. I have been doing this since 2006 and am about ready to move on to other things. However, this means that I do take politics seriously. If you are ultra conservative we may not get along. That being said, my favorite Republican was my Grandmother (who turned Republican after getting senile dementia), and I believe everyone has a right to their views. Make it mean something and actually go vote.
I believe in speaking my mind and will not back down when I know I'm right. I am usually the first to apologize if I find out I'm wrong. Everyone gets it wrong sometimes.
I'm attracted to people that have passion in their life. It's important to have something that you enjoy and care deeply about. I cannot understand people that skim the surface day to day.
I am a perpetual knitter, baker and reader. If I knit you something, bake you something or give you a book you know I like you. I am a little impulsive and enjoy finding great things (yarn, ingredients, etc.) and making them work.
I'm one of those crazy people that spends at least 3-5 days a week at the gym. It's not because I love the place, but because I need to be there. I have enjoyed many aspects of the gym though and need to post updated pictures someday. I'm leaning as I'm going and thankful for people that are cheering me on through this journey. One of my coworkers has convinced me to join a group that does two 5k "run/walk" a week it is an interesting addition to my routine. He has convinced me to get a new bike and I'm planning on ordering it soon and joining a biking club. Sometimes it seems like we have to stretch ourselves for it to be worth it.
Octo-Lavo Vegetarian since 1996. I am also working on getting wheat, corn and potatoes out of my diet or seriously reduced.
I can't think of much else you might need to know. Oh, I grew up on Monty Python and Benny Hill so my humor is a little challenging for some. I'm insanely loyal. Would love to make new friends on here, but hope to find that someone special also.
My parents were married fifty years and I realize I'm getting a late start on it, but like to believe in possibilities.