Musings of a Muse: So This Is the New Year1/30/2015
This is not a new thing I've discovered. I've pretty much been this way my entire life. And it doesn't mean that I don't enjoy things or even look forward to future endeavors. It's just that, when I hear good news or when I know something great is on the horizon, I'm more steadfast in my approach. I won't be the one jumping for joy, nor will I be the one who appears "super into it" -- ever. Where an excitable person might say "Wow, that's awesome," I would instead say "OK, sounds good." I think this is because I internalize.
But it continues even once I have actually been presented with something exciting. If I were to win a shopping spree (which would be fantabulous), I would be happy that I won and would even think about all the things I would purchase. But I wouldn't share it on the internet, and I certainly wouldn't use any exclamation marks.
My temperament is phlegmatic.
This type of personality is traditionally associated with water (makes sense as I'm a Pisces and I was born on an island), and these type of people are "inward, thoughtful, calm." I used to think that the fact that I don't really get excited was a bad thing. I used to think that it meant that there was nothing that I truly loved. But I know that's not the case. It might just mean that I love even deeper because everything I'm connected to--from my shoes to my dogs--is internalized and deep.
Things that I thoroughly enjoy, but don't get excited about:
- The Denver Broncos
- Charlie Hunnam
- A Well-Fitted Outfit
- Vacations & Weekends
- Mac N Cheese
- Natural Hair
- The Perfect Playlist
- The Perfect Movie
- The Perfect Book
- A Netflix Marathon
- Brad Pitt
- Interracial Couples/Biracial Children
- Kahlua & Cream
Now it's your turn. Do you get excited? What things do you thoroughly enjoy?