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Sarah and Abby recap their holidays.
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Sarah read Becoming by Michelle Obama and Abby read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
It’s all routine
The new year is often a time to evaluate old routines and establish new ones. We share our feelings about routines, what routines we have in our lives, our routine aspirations, and routine fails.
Abby made a strata that froze surprisingly well.
Sarah was inspired by the Great British Baking Show to make her first yule log.
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2 thoughts on “It’s all routine”
Have you guys ever taken a Myer-Briggs test? It is the personality test that gives you a bunch of letters (i.e. INFJ). The last letter of the Myer-Briggs basically revolves around how a person structures their time. A “J” likes things scheduled/organized. A “P” likes the flexibility of deciding at the moment what they want to do. On listening to this episode, it sounded like you both were P’s–which is why a typical routine (like I as a J have all over the place) isn’t really suited for you. Most Myer-Briggs tests are written for those in a professional setting which I feel can skew results (because of course I will make decisions logically and be organized, etc in a work environment.) However, I read this book called MotherStyles which talks about this personality framework in the context of parenting (specifically mothering) and it was super illuminating and a bit life-changing.
I felt really quite validated in my mothering choices–realizing that I was just playing to my strengths.
And it helped me to stop comparing myself to other mothers who had different personalities and were just doing what came easiest to them. I think you guys should read it and then compare your personality types.
I love the idea of seeing the personality types applied specifically to parenting. We have both done Myers-Briggs (If I am remembering correctly I am an INFP and Abby is an ENFP). We did an episode awhile back on personality types, but it would be fun to revisit. I’ve heard a lot about the enneagram lately, too, so we may be due for another episode on the topic. I’ll definitely look for the book you recommended. -S