in addition to being a new mommy of my sweet little babylove, i'm a full-time worker bee and also volunteer with a few charity organizations in the houston area. i've always been the type of person that loves to give back. i do feel very blessed and grateful for everything that i have. but even when i had nothing but time, there's something that i've always liked about getting out and helping others. all throughout my pregnancy i was on the go-heading to this meeting or that gala or using weekends to catch up on phone calls to this and that committee. with a new baby taking up what little free time i have, you might wonder why i even bother to keep up the extra-curriculars.
most of the charities that i have worked with focus on some sort of health disparity, which is an issue that i personally find really interesting. i also really like the networking aspect of meeting people from different backgrounds and having the shared experience of making a change in the community. for the first time since i went back to work (in early june) i finally feel like i'm getting back to my regular self. but even though i have had to cut down on a few outside commitments, i still can't seem to get rid of my addiction to multi-tasking. that being said, i do place a lot more consideration into how i choose to spend my time.
lately this has led to my (slight) frustration in how things are playing out with some of my organizations. i'm naturally a very motivated, goal-oriented person and i get super focused when it comes getting the job done. on the flip side, i get a massive brain itch that i can't scratch when others can't seem to do the same. yesterday, a girlfriend of mine asked me if i am a type a personality. now while the definition does contain some parts that i don't have any problem with, calling someone type a isn't exactly regarded as a compliment.
i try to be a pretty self-aware person, so although i can cop to having a bit of that in me, i'm usually repeatedly reminding myself to take a step back, breathe, and play my role instead of trying to take things over and do them the way that i think that they should be done.
but, just to make sure, i decided to take a personality test (i know, how "type a" of me). i was glad to see that i am NOT a strictly type a person, but that i have a mixture of personality types.
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