January 22, 2016

Personal Branding: Personality Types


In November, I made a monthly goal to work on my personal branding. I didn't accomplish much that month, but I did take a personality test. I've taken a handful of personality tests throughout my life - one or two in high school, one freshman year of college, another a few years after that, and now I've taken one again just a couple months ago. Personalities and the way people think are always intriguing to me, so naturally, this kind of test is something I love to do and provides me with a lot of insight.

In the past, I've noticed that I've bounced between certain traits. I believe it's always been between the "N" and "S" traits and the "T" and "F" traits, but the older I've gotten, the more I've learned about myself and how I react to things, and now I feel like my personality type is a very real reflection of who I am, and I'm not as on the fence about certain ideas. 

January 18, 2016

Give Back: The Alzheimer's Association

As part of my Year of 52 and 12, every month I'm supporting organizations and causes that I believe in. I'm a firm believer in "putting my money where my mouth is." With such a highly connected world, it's so incredibly easy to ramble on and on about "the issues" on social media, but seldom do we do much more than talk about it. I'm tired of simply talking about it; I want to be about it. Every month, I want to share what I'm doing to "give back" not as a way to boast about myself, but to encourage you to let your actions speak louder. Whether you choose to support the same cause as me or something entirely different, it is my hope that we all make this year the year that we did something good for the world in which we live.
It is my hope that we act.

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To start off my Year of Giving, I decided to give back to an organization that is fighting to eliminate a disease that claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year - Alzheimer's. "The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research."

January 13, 2016

December Goal Recap


I figured it was time for my December Goal Recap considering it's, ya know, already half way through January. I had just one goal for the final month of 2015 - get organized, and plan for the new year. I can't say I really did that. Eek!

It was as if I posted that post and boom! Christmas had arrived. I'm not sure how it happened, but the month of December literally came and went in the blink of an eye. And the first week of this month had me rolling out of bed just 20 minutes before I needed to be to work. I was very much in a zombie-like state. It's been bizarre to say the least.