Introvert or extrovert? Understand your personality

Understand your personality

When people use the word introvert, it often carries along a negative connotation. They confuse introverts with being shy or antisocial. But I don’t see that as being the case. While I once considered myself shy, I can no longer attach myself to the label. Plus, I would never say I’m antisocial. For most part, I enjoy being around people and making new friends. I just need to balance those experiences with my need to be alone and recharge.

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What I’m listening to | Benjamin Booker “Violent Shiver”

If you’ve not heard of Benjamin Booker yet, get ready for a blues explosion with “Violent Shiver.” Based in New Orleans, Booker is a bit of punky blues mixed with dirty rock n roll. Booker never intended to chase music. In fact, he went to school for journalism and attributes his success to dumb luck. Currently, he’s touring the U.S. with his guitar hero, Jack White, who hand-selected Booker to join him.

What I’m loving lately

Loving Lately August

I absolutely love summer. While I know it’s not over yet, I can’t stop thinking about the outdoors and the crisp fall weather. I guess I just have hiking trails and Mt. Hood on my brain. Our trip to Oregon is coming up so quickly! Here’s a list of few things I am loving lately:

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Life lately: July

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July was an exciting month full of travel and joy. Summer has been an exactly perfect balance of busy days and restful days. The older I get, the more I realize and understand how important this balance is for me. But it sure is flying by, isn’t it? Here are a few life highlights in the month of July:

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My summer reading list

Summer reading list
Summer is here! In fact, we’re already digging our toes into the dog days of summer. It’s hot and sticky, and the days are long. Usually the long days mean lots of reading outside – by the pool, near the ocean or in the park. With all these longer days you would think I’d have read more books by now. Yet, I’ve only managed to finish reading two. My reading list has been heavy on the non-fiction lately. I’m excited to change things up with a stack of fiction reads for the rest of summer. Here’s my summer reading list:

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Life lately: June

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June is always my favorite (birthday!) month. It means outdoor get-togethers with friends and family. It means refreshing German Hefeweizens. It means the morning sun beaming in my window. Here are few snapshots from the month of June. I blinked, and it was over.

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What I’m watching | “This Place”

I can’t stop watching this video. It makes me want to fast-forward to September right now.

This Place is a short film by Instrument Labs exploring the Oregon Coast through the eyes of its inhabitants, real people like you and me. This Place is accompanied by a series of interactive vignettes to further share what makes the Oregon coast a unique place to those who call it home.

You can experience the full site at thisplacejournal.com.

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