Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday Faves

This week things progressed. I'm getting close to finishing the Christmas story (if all goes well I should finish it by the end of the weekend) and I received the edits for Doctor in Petticoats.

My favorite thing this week- my husband is heading out today to deer hunt for a week! Yes, that means more writing time, less cooking! Woo hoo!

Here is the next Enneagram from Lauri Schnebly Campbell.

Type Seven is the Adventurer, the Enthusiast...they want to keep having new experiences, try whatever there is. They're interested in everything and everybody, at least at first glance, and they love to plan things, plan trips, plan new activities—whether or not they actually carry out those plans. They like to keep all their options open rather than settle for just one of anything.
Sevens are charming as all-get-out...maybe not so good over the long haul, but boy, they're wonderful to have dinner with. When they aren't all mentally healthy and together, it's usually because they've deliberately avoided being alone with themselves. Sevens who let themselves examine their feelings become more realistic, more generous; and they're almost always cheerful, curious and open to new experiences. Either way, they're fascinating to be with—fun, intriguing, delightful people.

SEVEN's deadly sin is Gluttony...these are the adventurers who want every possible new experience, one right after another. Here's someone who'll have to learn that permanent freedom isn't so great; commitment has its own rewards. And you can imagine the struggle they'll go through to avoid learning this lesson. You've got a character who's the life of the party, ready to go anywhere anytime...and now all of a sudden they're in a situation where they have to slow down, move beyond the good-time surface and really come face to face, heart to heart, with another person. They're gonna resist that with everything they've got—stay out later, party harder, run away to some other distraction—and yet suddenly, this freedom isn't so attractive unless the loved one is part of their life. But only when they make the commitment to love will they realize that now, finally, this is what they've been missing...what they've been searching for all along.


Helen Hardt said...

Have a relaxing week of writing! Here's my fave for the week -- I finally stopped coughing!

Lauri said...

Have a great weekend! Deer hunting doesn't start here until November, but I then will be looking forward to being a weekend widow!

My fav this week is I got the contract from HQ. It really feels real now!

Paty Jager said...

Helen, I'm glad you're feeling better.

Lauri, Congrats on the contract!

I am enjoying my hunting widowhood so far!