Every now and again in life we are granted the opportunity to see ourselves in a totally new way.
Lately this has been granted me in two directions. My personality type which I mentioned in my previous post, and in an unexpected unveiling of a new colour classification for my skin type.
Woopee doo you say. How earth shattering...not!
You may or may not live in the world where colour is of utmost importance. I know Cris is not at all moved by colour, as he is actually colourblind.
So one day a friend of mine mentioned to me that she thought I could be warmer in colouring than I had at first thought. If you follow the seasonal colour analysis, you will understand when I say I was classified a "Winter" for most of my life and now feel I might be an "Autumn"! This means all the colours I used to wear are no longer the best colours to buy. Quite a drastic change.
Fortunately I have been on a simplifying mission in the last few months, and during this time I tried out a mostly black and white and grey colour palette. This was a great palette cleanser. (:-) But I felt I needed more colour in my life. But what?
So this new enlightenment came along at the perfect time. Maybe I was primed to listen.
Here are some colour experiments I've been playing with to decide if I am right.
I've warmed the colour up to accurately represent my skin so you can see how gold and silver look. My skin goes luminous under camera scrutiny. My sister calls it fluorescent!
So now I look like I'm in a sunset. (I'm currently having a love affair with the colours in this scarf)
And now after all that hard colour work, come with us for a nice walk in the Spring sunshine to our dam.
This is the closest I get to sitting on the rocks at the beach, in tame Canberra. The water pouring underneath, high up above it all, looking out at the landscape. Ahhh!
And here is a poem I don't think I've shared before.
We've had all sorts of video loading dramas this week and I accidentally deleted an old post, so the current video is short to test the new system. I'm enjoying making them but feeling quite frustrated at our low quality equipment. When we bought our camera it was for still photography, and does that well. The main issues we have, as you no doubt are aware, are stability and mic noise ones. We don't have any slots for an external mic so are restricted to the windy on board mic. I have visions of beautifully edited and shot, glamorous, easy to watch movies of our gorgeous lives. What we get is a lot more earthy and gritty! Maybe that is more real anyway. When I had uploading problems I thought that was the end of my youtubing, but now we have found a way I have to decide whether I want to invest in some better equipment. My track record with new enthusiams is pretty short. Have I passed that deadline? Is this one a keeper? Hmmm. I do enjoy the thought that the kids can watch this all back in the future. And they will. They love watching old videos and laughing at themselves. They sit there in hysterics. It's so fun to watch them watching!
This week I've also returned from a time at our lovely "Leeway" BY MYSELF! A whole weekend!
I can't remember a time when I was away by myself like that. I think the last time was when I was single!It was a lovely time of relaxing and listening to the rain, because of course it was wet until the morning I left (you can see me just before I left taking time on a rock at the beach playing my tin whistle in the video). Also spending some time reflecting on where I would like to spend my energy next year and working out a self care plan to ensure I can manage homeschooling long term.
When I returned I was sucked into a Facebook post...as you do...which caused me to finally have a go at nailing down my Myers Briggs Type. This has always frustrated me as I really hate doing these tests. I did this one and came up with INFP/borderline INFJ. With some more reading and doing a different test, I decided INFJ fits me best.So now I'm having fun viewing my life and decision making through this lens.
Selfie balanced on rocks at a windy Tuross Heads.
Love the angle!
Having to remove myself from the clamour of my life to have enough head space to work out what I'm thinking and feeling, for example, is classic.This is supposed to be the rarest type with only one percent of the population INFJ. However I seem to be tripping over them everywhere on the internet. I think the internet and personality typing are their/our natural home ;-)
Anyway, that has been my world for this week.
Til next time,
Keep on creating!
PS Here is the accidentally deleted video for posterity!