Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Coffee & Conversation.


Okay, Okay. I'm a little late for this one.  I got busy yesterday and didn't get to finish typing this post out but I didn't want to miss this link up! You should go check two of my favorite Alabama bloggers, Lauren and Kalyn and join the link up!



Coffee & Conversation


Todays Coffee & Conversation question: What do you consider your two greatest strengths? What about the areas you would like to improve?

As I was growing up, we were taught a lot about spiritual gifts/strengths. I haven't taken the spiritual gifts assessment in years, so I am not sure what those are now. I think my biggest strength is my ability to connect with people. I have always been very outgoing. A social butterfly, if you will. I never meet a stranger. I still have my moments when I occasionally feel awkward, but I'm only human. For the most part, I can make friends anywhere I go. I love people and people love me. I try to be a light in every room.

My next strength is that I am extremely empathetic. Sometimes too much. Especially when it comes to those who can't take care of themselves. I have an insatiable desire to do things for others and take care of them. have a huge hurt that is constantly overflowing with emotions and empathy for others. I am a great listener, but my heart actually hurts for people. Or animals, or children, or the elderly. Commercials make me cry all the time. Haha. I love being able to relate to people on such a personal level, but this can also be a huge weakness for me.

I have two things I would really like to improve... I think we all suffer from the first at some point or another. I'm a procrastinator. Big time. With everything. Laundry, packing, school work, studying, cooking, shopping. Whatever. I do everything at the very last possible second making myself a total mess. Haha. I really am working on this.

This one is a little more personal. I have a very hard time walking away from things or people. I don't feel like I have to do this often, but even when something is totally bad for me, and it's hurting me, I can't just walk away. Because I am so empathetic, if there are other people involved, I don't want to hurt them too. I end up being hurt in the process because I didn't just walk away when I should have. I am really trying to learn to "Let Go and Let God". It's really easier said than done.

I hope you are all having a great week!
Happy Tuesday, Y'all!
-Jen-




2 comments:

Heather @ From Here to There said...

I completely relate to these! I'm an extremely empathetic person too... to my core, I hurt! I'm a huge procrastinator, in EVERYTHING!!!! I always tell myself I'll start early and never do. I also have a hard time letting people out of my life, even if I so desperately need it.

Nadine Lynn said...

I tend to procrastinate about some things. Being empathetic can definitely be a problem sometimes for me too! It is a strength and weakness all rolled in to one! I nominated you for a Liebster Award :) You can check out my post if you want to do it. Miss you! http://lifebynadinelynn.blogspot.com/2013/04/liebster-award.html