Something About Yourself:
My work bestie calls the Myers Briggs “astrology for STEM folks” which should probably make me feel a bit sheepish about loving it so much, but it doesn’t in the least. I’m an INFP, and the image that accompanies the INFP description will tell you everything you need to know about me. It’s a woman skipping barefoot in the forest, carrying a flower, gazing into the distance, totally distracted by the butterflies.
Something About Your Neighborhood:
Detroit is a city of blocks as much as it’s a city of neighborhoods, and neighborhoods can shift dramatically in look and feel from block to block. I live in what realtors like to call an “ever improving” or “an up and coming” neighborhood, but my block has mostly up and come already. It’s a 25-minute brisk walk to the river, .8 miles to a Trader Joe’s, and a 13-minute drive to work.
Something You Love to Do: I love to write letters! Like everyone else, I tried several new hobbies early in pandemic isolation, and penpalling is the one that’s really stuck. I have made new friends around the world, reconnected with friends I’d lost touch with over the years, and moved several online friendships into real life through the exchange of letters. Writing letters is a great excuse to sit and rest on the weekends after a busy week of work. It’s also a great way to be sociable without having to leave the house.
Something You Hate to Do: I hate to make phone calls. To the point where I almost can’t make myself do it. When I have to make a phone call, I need days and sometimes weeks to work up to it. Thankfully, my mom and husband have no blocks regarding phone calls and often volunteer to shoulder some of the burden by making a call I am struggling to make.
Something You Want to Learn: I wish I could learn some basic carpentry skills. I have things I want to be able to build–a catio, a screened porch, bookshelves–and zero experience and zero skills. I wish I had some older handy relative I could shadow and learn from. (Maybe I’ll check out some YouTube videos and see if I could actually pick up a new skill that way.)
My theme for Slice of Life 2022 is finding inspiration in the writing of others. Each day I plan to find my slice in someone else’s words or forms. Today’s idea comes from aligett24’s post, Inspired by MG Lit.