>I’ve been thinking alot lately about the people with whom I have surrounded myself throughout my life. I’ve dicovered that although I never have been and probably never will be a true type-A personality, the people who I have enjoyed spending time with and who I have learned the most from are almost exclusively type-A’s. Two examples:

I met a girl in the 6th grade that turned out to be a lifelong friend. I learned from her that if you really want something in life, I mean really want it, that you need to chase after it with all of the gusto that you have. She also taught me that it is alright to move on gracefully if your first (or in my case, second choice) doesn’t work out. To this day, I learn from her daily.

I met a guy in college who turned out to be a co-worker. I learned from him that you can be assertive without being a jerk. Later, I learned what it really looks like to follow the Lord’s plan for your life. He is working on his PhD, and is also in ministry, a husband and a father. We don’t talk very frequently, but I do take something away from every encounter.

To both of these individuals, and to all of the other people (type-A and otherwise) who have shaped my life I give a hearty thank you. I absolutely wouldn’t be the woman that I am today if it weren’t for you.


~ by pe2nia1 on November 21, 2007.

3 Responses to “>Type-As”

  1. >I’m feeling some music in the background and some twilight zone flashbacks to a red-and-white striped shirt and a soaking wet Wendy (and feeling the laughter bubble up even though I just DID (accidentally?) push her in…). Why IS that?Yeah, you’re a Type A denial. You’re Type A without the ulcer.I envy you, my friend, though I think at some point I let go of the A and picked up some B or C or D or SOMETHING non-A, because my ulcers seem to be contained in tiny bodies (aka toddlers) and not so much in me. God is good! :)So yes, this is a rambling comment that isn’t relevant, unless you’re you and I’m me. :)Sort of like a flash back to late night talks from 6th, 7th, 8th, etc grade???((hugs))

  2. >You mean the pond wasn’t an accident!!! I probably deserved it anyway! :)You’re the best!

  3. >Um, what do you mean, “wasn’t an accident”? I didn’t SAY that. I, um, was making a humorous comment. I don’t know what you’re implying, “not an accident”. C’mon now. That was YEARS ago. And there’s NO WAY I’d repeat perform.(Unless you were bending over right in front of me with a pond underneath you…)And…”the best”??? Me?!?Well, I see the drugs and brainwashing I administered all those years ago are still working… 🙂

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