If you don’t live under a rock and visit Facebook with any regularity you have seen quiz after quiz lately. I have fun doing these quizzes and then having my husband do these quizzes and laughing about our results.
If I were to live my life by these quizzes I need to make a lot of changes, I am doing so many things wrong. First I live in the wrong state. As we have 1 degree right now with blowing snow I have a hard time debating this quiz. One quiz I took said I should be living in the city of Portland. My husband also got this result so maybe it is the correct answer. I sure could get out of this horrible cold tundra. I usually love Minnesota but right now it is getting me a little down. I also got a quiz that said I should live in Kansas. That wouldn’t be to bad. Middle of the country and looks a lot like here. Something to think of if life here gets too horrible. I am sure these short quizzes with pick which song you like best knows the best for me. Does the sarcasm come through.
Next I am a child of the 60’s according to one quiz. I am going to agree with this one. I come off as very conservative but if I could let some of this shyness go yes a child of the 60’s would be it. I love the music of that era and the free-ness of it also. I love the message of love yourself and others no matter who they are. Isn’t that what we are called to do? Love our neighbors. So I will play my 60’s music and teach my daughter how to make simple long hippie skirts like I did in college and try to pass it on to someone. She might be a hard nut to crack. Been around her dad, love him dearly, to long. He is NOT a 60’s child at all.
Next is my career. I should think long and hard about these results. I was told I should be a writer. I like that idea and when I was very young I wanted to write for a newspaper when I became an adult so again not so far off. I went to college for Communicative Disorders and psychology. I then worked at a maximum security prison for ten years before moving to the prairie. I have done little jobs here and there but the main one is being a substitute teacher. I enjoy it and I like seeing the kids grow and mature, well some of them. I do want more and I think that is normal to want more. I have thought about trying to do something in my field without getting that masters degree. I have thought about getting a masters and I have thought about writing for a small town newspaper just like when I was a young girl. So many question come up when taking a simple Facebook quiz.
The last one I am going to touch on is a quiz I had our whole family take this weekend. It was what side of the brain are you? Are you a left brain thinker so more logical and thought out or right brain which is spontaneous and creative. I have this in the bag I thought I am the right brain. I love trying to be crafty and create something. Was I wrong!!! I got 91% left brain. For some reason this crushed me. Am I not creative? I am not spontaneous at all? My husband got 50-50 which I thought was a joke. He is not creative at all (I say that in love). My daughter and son were also almost equal but with more going to the right brain side. Wow these results really bothered me. Was I so order driven and logical? We talked about these results all weekend and I think they were correct. I am left brain. I love searching Pinterest for craft ideas. The thing I noticed is I look at a craft and in my head it is what do I need, how do I set this up, when is the best time to try this. Holy cow I think of order and logic in terms of creating, not just create. Any health crisis that has come to my family I do more research then the FBI. Any school meeting, IEP meeting etc…I seem to almost know more about the subject then the other members present. I crave knowledge and information. I research something every single day. I think having 91% left brain is an OK thing. We need all kinds to make the world go round.
Now do I believe that a simple quiz on Facebook can tell me about my life and how to live my life? Probably not but it sure makes you think about the decisions I have made and my future that has not been written yet.