I think I've talked before about the personality indicator that we took when I was at Girl Scouts. Basically, it places you in one of four color groups for both your primary personality and your secondary personality behaviors--how you act when threatened or under stress. I'm a yellow (a standard cheery, people pleaser) and, when stressed, a green (super detail-oriented, among other things).
I've mentioned several times over the last couple of weeks that I've been kind of stressed (a lot of things going on at work, and most of them seem to flow through my office in one way or another. I'm sort of ready to have a break from the busy-ness!). Well, J commented last week that I was definitely in green mode, and he was totally right. Something I noticed about myself a couple years ago is that I can pop in and out of green, but that when I'm in stress mode for several weeks (and thus, in green mode for a while) it takes a while for me to bounce of it. In fact, even when I'm not at work, I'm still green. Take yesterday, for example.
It'd been probably two weeks since I'd had a day completely free of work in some way or another, and I was very excited about a day off. I slept in until I woke up on my own, curled up in bed and watch Martha Stewart, generally just enjoyed a day to myself. And I organized. I sorted piles, I rearranged a kitchen cabinet, I cleaned out my nightstand. I can assure you, those are not yellow traits. I secretly love days like yesterday. I'm generally not the most organized person, but I really love it when I am. I love the whole idea of having a place for everything and having everything in its place, and on those rare occasions when a green JE happens upon a free day, I love the result. And I kind of wish that happened more often.
Oh, and I ended up at chuch for a meeting Monday night, so the streak continues. I have DAR at the end of the month, though, so this can't last forever. :)