Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pretty, Pretty

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I've found a new place to hide, it's a tumblr blog, a platform I'm not very familiar with as I don't spend much time on tumblrs. But this one is fantastic and I can't help but want to (and often do, though I hold myself back a bit on account of her noticing and thinking I'm nutty) pin just about every image and quote she posts there. I often just skip quotes when I see them on blogs or on Pinterest. Most of the time they do not interest me at all. But hers are all captivating to the point that I want to share much of them here with you. I think I've found my blogger soul mate ... much like my husband found his XBox Live BFF (and they've even visited each other, friends. One from Green Bay and the other from New Orleans. Like an internet romance but as a friend reminded me, a bromance. :) Yes, these things are possible ... but I digress. So I adore everything this girl puts up on her blog which happens to be Modern Hepburn, by the way, and I just had to share another of her quotes simply because I found it to describe me so well. Sort of eye opening. Here goes ...

Myers-Briggs personality: ISFP (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving )
The Artist
 ISFP are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell.They have a strong aesthetic sense and seek out beauty in their surroundings. They’re extremely perceptive and aware of others. They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. ISFP are more likely to show their love through actions, rather than words, but need space and time alone to evaluate the circumstances of their life against their value system.  They enjoy taking things at their own pace and tend to live in the moment. Generally ISFP have no desire to lead or control others,  just as they have no desire to be led or controlled by others. Their impulses yearn to be free. They are tolerant and nonjudgmental, but are deeply loyal to the people and causes that matter to them. Often described as peaceful, easygoing, flexible, and spontaneous. 
Random Quirks
- While listening to music, you start creating a movie scene around the piece of music.
- Agree with someone verbally but not actually agreeing with it in your head
- Procrastinators.
-  Listen to music for the melodies and sounds, rather than to pay attention to the lyrics.
   - Don’t receive compliments or criticism well.
- Becomes really difficult to make yourself do something once someone has told you to do it, even if you fully intended to do it before they told you.
- Get a thrill out of making a to-do list and then doing nothing on it.
- Get sudden impulses to travel.
- Find yourself watching a movie for the stunning visuals instead of the plot, then deem that movie a “good movie” because you found yourself an escape from reality and into a world of beautiful colors for an hour or two.
- Room or workspace is just like your brain, everywhere.
- Immediately focus on something that’s been moved or changed, when you walk into a room.
She describes herself as a people watcher, as someone who finds the human race fascinating. Drawn to people who have a positive outlook on life, who are (or attempt to be) happy (despite circumstance). Attracted to people that are passionate about life and are, in a nutshell, non-judgemental, not taking "life" too seriously.

I can't tell you how much this describes the way I too feel. I could sit and watch people for hours, preferably airports or similar places, a melting pot of culture. And positivity is a huge, huge thing for me. I think I owe that to my husband. I abhor worry, negativity, stress, mountains out of molehills.

Funny. I feel a little silly posting this simply because it's a little stalker-y. But there are times when I want to write about what makes me tick and often find that putting these traits into words that are simple yet eloquent enough to express who I am, well, it's just impossible. This will do.

Yesterday I took a ballet class, after about 8 years. I've taken classes since I've had children but not dance, only Pilates, Yoga or Zumba. I think it's because I've been teaching dance in my "spare time" or otherwise pregnant, that I've not had the time to devote to self education. So I thought I'd make it a priority this summer, to take ballet again. It was incredible. I loved every single aching moment. And boy did I ache. This was no easy ballet class either, no warming up to it again. This was grand jetes and foutte turns and triple pirouettes right away. Never mind that my now (8 years) older body might not be quite as capable, though regardless of age, there's the fact that my 3 children have been a part of this body too (and that changes a dancer's center quite a bit). But it was so rewarding and I hope to make this an ongoing part of my life again. Cheers to that!


  1. I love these posts where you share a little bit more of who you are and what makes you tick. I feel in the past few weeks I know you just a little bit better! And like what I read/see : )
    Thanks....good luck with the ballet.

  2. Just found you through Design Mom (lovely home!)and have been visiting some of your older posts. This one struck a chord with me as I, too, am a 'former' dancer and recently began taking a ballet and modern class again. It had been over 10 years and 2 kiddos later! It's been a very humbling experience, but you are right, those aches are very rewarding! Hope you are still enjoying your class!


Thanks for reading!
xx Kirsty

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