4.18.2012

Can You Get Me On Your Mind?

Hey guys! :) 

It's been 13 days since I posted and I am in dire need of writing to you tonight. Really form my thoughts in a creative way and give them to you. So! The last few weeks have been going by so fast. I mean, the speed of light, I feel. I just want everything to s l o w  d o w n. I still haven't found a major that I would like to study...but! On Friday, I did take two personality/career tests at school. I think this will help me and I want to share my results. First of all, with my personality, I have the code ENFP mainly which is a person who is warm, enthusiastic and imaginative. They make connections between events and info very quickly; readily gives appreciation to people and  is spontaneous and flexible. So, what is weird is I tested that but the first two letters were close to the middle. So, if I tested on Thursday, it could've been a whole different code (i.e. ISFP, INFP, and ESFP). I read those descriptions and seriously guys...all four of those sound like me. I went with ENFP. So, for job categories that would suit my personality this is how it ranks [only doing a top ten because of how much data there is]:

Personal Care and Service 
Art, Design, Media, etc. 
Community and Social Services
Food Prep [?]
Education, Library Sciences, and Training
Sales and Advertising
Health Care Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Health Care Support
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
Office Administrative Support

Some of these made sense but farming and sales did not. At all! I would never be a farmer! Listening to country music on my John Deer tractor. No. Not ever. Also, education. I don't like kids and I'm way awkward with them. Seriously bad with them, and I would hate being a teacher. I know this is just options for what I could do, but still. No. Sales! I got let go from a sales job! Noooooo, no. Anyway, I wasn't surprised to see two categories of health care on my top ten. I knew I wasn't  just randomly picking a major when I did nursing. You guys...you don't even know how much I sat down and thought if nursing was for me. If I could jump from basic classes to the clinic setting I'd do it in a heartbeat. Skip all the messy, lame science/math classes associated with nursing and the program itself and just graduate. Of course that would be impossible. =/ 

I digress...

So, wasn't surprised to see media, and art. Now, for number one to be personal care was weird. Like, I'm most like a child care provider??


So, this is my list of jobs that would I most likely enjoy:

craft artist
actor/perfoming artist/dancer
photographer
forester
musician/singer
clinical/counseling/psychologist
mental health counselor
fitness trainer
bartender
artist/visual artist

This wasn't as bad. I could see myself doing some of these jobs. Forester...no. Musician? Yes, def! So, this does give me a lot to think about. I feel good that it's going to steer in the right direction. I know God is with me and with Him all things are possible! :D 
With the other test, it was purely personality and what I would good at compared to other women in the US. Okay, my theme for this one was CAR.

Conventional = likes order and systems of organization
Artistic = self expression and all that jazz
Realistic = more into data and computers
With my theme of CAR in mind, compared to all the women, here is my top five interest categories:

office management
healthcare services
religion and spirituality
management
writing and mass communication

I was shocked that management was even on there. I never pictured myself telling people what to do. I don't like being told what to do in work setting, so to see it twice on my list is crazy. Seriously. 

It breaks it down further in each of those categories, but it's pretty much the same. 
Here is my top ten jobs according to THIS test:

food service manager
bookkeeper
farmer/rancher
paralegal
retail sales rep
nursing home admin
housekeeping/maintenance manager
licensed practical nurse
production worker
admin assistant 

So, farmer is on there AGAIN!

What. In. The. World!! Not even into agriculture. Weirdos. Let's see, so legal work. Lawyer came up on my lists. Another job I've never considered. My counselor said that it would be like this. Some jobs are so left field and you would never consider it. Since it is a test, it's not definite. I know when I took it I chose answers based on intuition. I didn't give myself time to think about it. I'm glad that I took those tests. It really gave me a new perspective. Most of the art stuff I knew I would score high on. I am really into creating and making new things. Also, music. I love it. Obvious. I just worry that my love for all of these things won't support me. I want to be happy financially, too. I know the Lord is looking over my shoulder as I write this. I know He is here in SA. With me. I just need to do a leap of faith. :)

So, besides all of that I know this summer I will be doing volunteer work. So far, I know I want to work at a radio station and see if I like it. I don't know what else I would do...what I want to do is look at my results and form a list of majors I could do. I also have to keep in mind what my school has. Like, I want to be a costume designer...ASU doesn't even have a fashion department. =///

I def don't want to transfer so I will be working with what I have here in good ole SA!

I feel so serious! This was such a sciencey, lifey entry. Oooh! Ease on up. 

I bought a glue gun and I have been making my own hair bows! Since my sewing machine is broken, I figured out how to make cute stuff with glue! On Saturday I made bows and I finally made my oxfords into floral oxfords! Yay! Pictures soon! Also, good news about my hair! It's always been sooo short and if I try to put it up, it takes like one bobbypin. So! I wanted to put a bow in the back of my head with my hair up! Couldn't do it with one clip! So happy! It's growing! Right now, it's at the nape of my neck. :) Tee hehe!
God is so good. We've been having awesome services too and I am promising myself to buckle down and really give it my all. I don't want to play church anymore. Or start. Ever.
I hope you are enjoying the week. It's already the middle of it! Too fast, 2012!

♥ in waves,
Rachel!


PS: You can totally Google those personality types if you have no clue what I'm talking about.

4 comments:

Mägi said...

I need to come back here when I'm not in rush and reflect! I loved this post - love your voice. So many options in life, oi. Excited to see how God is going to use you!

R-a-chel! said...

Thank youuu, Magi! :)

Elle Bee said...

Oh! Oh! Forester!

R-a-chel! said...

Why, forester, Lauren?

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