|Poppy in her Fisherdog sweater January 19, 2012|
The photos are just for fun, and are not what I'm writing about today.
A few weeks ago, talking with my counselor, I was puzzled about my style of setting and achieving goals without defining the steps, in order to take those steps to achieve the goal. She commented that my approach is that of a right-brain sort of person. I have heard the term, of course, (as well as "type A" personality) but have been confused about what that means. I am a list-maker and perfectionist from childhood, leading me to think of myself as a linear thinker. Yet, as I'm aging, lists and perfection seem tedious and not necessarily productive.
|Maverick in his lumberjack fleece|
I think that trying to operate in a linear fashion hinders my progress - we non-linear thinkers perhaps take a longer route in the attempt to do things "correctly." Like in elementary school when doing story problems, we had to show HOW we got the answer rather than just the answer. Time to move on from elementary school rules!
|Our hummingbird guest during the snow days.|