On a Mission of Discovery

Megan at Invisible World has challenged me to tell more about myself. So here goes. 

What is your Myers Briggs personality type?

As I haven’t taken a Myers Briggs quiz in a while, I did. And I got INFP: The Mediator.

INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

What is your zodiac sign?

I’m a pretty fair Taurus.    


What does your name mean?

As a matter of fact, I just happen to have a handy dandy work tool to help me out with that.  

 It says April means ‘awakened,’ from the Latin. 
What Hogwarts house would you be in?

I got Hufflepuff here

But my results are pretty close to each other:
Hufflepuff – 12
Gryffindor – 11
Ravenclaw – 10
Slytherin – 10

What are your learning styles?

I took the quiz, and got some pretty clear results.  

Are you more of a left brain or right brain type of person?

This quiz says I’m 75% right brained. 

What is your blood type? 
I’m A+, and I’m sure I can still readily draw a unit from anyone eligible. But this is what it’s supposed to mean:

• Presence of mind, serious, patient, calm & cool;

• Coherent character, can be relied on & trusted, but stubborn;

• Plan everything out beforehand, and carry out tasks with seriousness and consistency; 

• Try to be fair and find the ideal outcome to any situation;

• Tend to keep themselves separate from others, especially those who don’t share their opinions;

• Tend to try and keep their emotions and thoughts hidden from others, and share them only when comfortable.

 Close enough. 

What career are you meant to be in?

Quiz results: 

 I could probably be a therapist. 

Which Divergent faction do you belong in?

The quiz says: Dauntless. 

What is your birth order?

I’m the oldest of four. Megan, as the oldest also, offers these traits as commonly found among oldest:

  • People pleasers
  • Natural leaders
  • High achievers
  • Conformist
  • May be bossy or a know-it-all
  • Are often very organized and prompt
  • May be overachievers
  • They may behave in a very authoritarian manner, especially towards younger siblings
  • May seek attention – in both positive and negative ways
  • Often controlling
  • May become compliant and nurturing

But since most of that is more my younger sister than me, I’ll take the quiz. Which says I’m a natural leader even though I answered that I wouldn’t volunteer and I would just get the damn coffee. Whatevs. I’m a complaint people pleaser, at least. 

Phew! That’s a lot of linking and copy/pasting on my phone at work. And I know the images aren’t going to look right, but I may fix them when I get home. Feel free to answer yourself! 


Failure to Vlog

When I read about PAIL’s vlogiversary surprise, I was super excited to make a video! But what with all four of my parents just stopping by this week, I failed to make the time. So here’s my Q&A, in the same printed words you’ve always known me in. Maybe next time?

1. What country do you live in? If you feel comfortable sharing, what state or region as well? I’m in northwest Louisiana, in the southern US.

2. What is your favorite “ordinary moment” of the day? My favorite part of every day is the time either before or after Ian and I get into bed, when we’re catching each other up on our days or laughing again over highlights.

3. What is the first thing you do with your little one in the morning? Snuggles! I wake up to Abby’s doorknob rattling, then a herd of elephants thumping down the hall, throwing our door open, and crawling up the bed to lie down between us. She either brings her blanket, or cuddles up under Dad’s covers.

4. What has infertility changed the most about you? It’s very hard for me to separate the influences of infertility, infidelity, and depression. They really all blend together most of the time. I think what infertility specifically has changed the most is my faith in humanity. I have only once been treated as poorly as I have been by medical ‘professionals’ in seeking treatment for PCOS and assistance conceiving, and that was one person. Out of the dozens of doctors, nurses, and receptionists that I’ve come into contact with regarding infertility, over two-thirds have been dismissive, derisive, neglectful, or simply unconcerned. It hurt and hurt until it didn’t anymore, and I just became disgusted. I don’t want to be desensitized to people being assholes; I want assholery to be the exception, but for me, it was the rule.

5. What do you wish people knew about pregnancy or parenting through the ALI journey? That parenting and pregnancy aren’t mutually inclusive. Just as pregnancy does not always lead to parenting, parenting does not always stem from the parent’s pregnancy. Why does a complete stranger want to know about my child’s birth weight? I don’t know that; I don’t need to know that. I know she was healthy. That’s all that I need to know, and more than people that I don’t know need to know. Pet peeve, y’all! I had to throw some accent in since I didn’t vlog, right?