Friday, February 15, 2013

Fun For Friday - Words for Me

I'm not sure if this really qualifies as "fun" for Fun For Friday. But I'm going with it anyway.

This week, at my office, a decorated Valentine's Bag was attached to everyone's doorway and we were all given slips of paper. Directions were given to write a single word for each co-worker on the slips of paper then place them in the bags on the doorways.

We were supposed to write something positive, sweet to describe each person. Basically, just saying something nice about everyone for Valentine's Day.


Words I received:

  • Driven 
  • Efficient
  • Attractive 
  • Reliable 
  • Inspirational 
  • Disciplined 
  • Sensitive 
  • Driven
  • Fearless 
  • Hale 
  • Sedulous
  • Meticulous 
  • Disciplined
I'm sensing a theme here. Part of me was pleased with the descriptors. I do feel like I'm reliable, disciplined and even driven. I'm definitely a very grounded, sensible person. I won't deny that. But then I realized something was missing...fun, carefree, upbeat. 

Would my friends use these same words to describe me? Or my family? 

While I like the fact that I am seen as someone who's very reliable, I also want to be someone who's fun to be around. Who people want to be around. I want to smile and laugh more freely. Not be so concerned that I'm going to embarrass myself. Not so...careful. And I think that's the key word. I'm very very careful. 

This year my word was change. How do I change being so careful? Or does that change the essence of "me?" Can I be slightly less careful, slightly less calculated? But still be reliable and dependable? <---rambling div="" now="" sorry.="">

How do you think others would describe you - in a single word? Would your co-workers say something different than your friends? Would your friends say something different than your family even?