I am hands down a task-oriented person. Put me in a room of things that need to be alphabetized and I can enjoy myself, easily, for several hours. Give me a room full of people where I get to do nothing but socialize for a couple of hours and I will, easily, be stressed out and trying to figure out how I can turn it into a task so that it is easier for me to process. Many times this is a huge struggle for me, as I live in a people-oriented world and work in a people-oriented field. I like to have a clock in view at all times and struggle when I don't know the passage of time. This is something that I am continually working on. There are times that it is not a problem. Friday night I went out to eat with some friends. We were at the restaurant for 2 1/2 hours. It wasn't until the last 20 minutes that I began to feel antsy. We had finished eating (our task). Usually once this happens, I'm ready to move on to the next thing. But occasionally my brain shifts and I am able to enjoy the conversation (another task?). Don't get me wrong, I can sit and talk for hours, but I have to know that this is what I am supposed to be doing and it has to be with a smaller group of people. I feel like I am not explaining this well. I'm guessing that people-oriented readers don't understand at all. But I think that task-oriented people will probably get it. What about you, my readers, are you task-oriented or people-oriented?
Let's see. I am in my thirties and single. I love spending time with my family, friends, reading, playing games, and spectating (but not playing) sports. I was born in Illinois, raised in Georgia, and went to graduate school in Texas. I now live back in Illinois. I work at an agency doing in-home therapy with kids and their families. I attend Bethany Baptist Church and work with AWANA, volunteer in the nursery, and am active in the Career class. My favorite drink is Dr. Pepper (I even like Dr. Pepper Jelly Bellies). Winter is my favorite time of year and in the winter I love to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.