Friday, November 25, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fall Fireworks

These are the trees outside my window at work. I've watched them change colors for three years now since moving to my new position. This year I took some photos and stitched them in to a time lapse sequence for you to enjoy as well.

I especially like the shade of red the maple on the right turns. I'm amazed at the amount of change that occurred on a day-to-day basis. Now I can't wait for Spring.

Friday, November 4, 2011

What are your strengths?

At work they've had us take a test so that we can focus on our strengths. Here is what they told me my strengths are:
  • Ideation, fascinated by ideas and able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
  • Restorative, adept at dealing with problems, good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.
  • Deliberative, take serious care in making decisions or choices and anticipate the obstacles.
  • Input, craving to know more and like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
  • Belief, having certain core values that are unchanging and that defined purpose for their life.
Not surprisingly, my bottom strengths involve empathy, relating, winning people over, command, and competition.  So, I'm not a people person or good at leading. Good thing I got out of the Navy and am not in marketing or HR.

You can try this test for yourself at