Let’s just start out by saying… YOU DA BOMB! I mean it. You are explosive, energetic, full of LIFE, bright, exciting, magnetic, + ever so special.  I wanted to take a moment to let you all know that YOU, yourself are individually amazing. I recently took a tendency test by Gretchen Rubin to determine which kind of tendency I skew towards. You can take it here. In her research, she discovered that there are four different types of tendencies: upholder, questioner, obliger, + rebel.

After taking the test, I found out I was an upholder. In a nutshell, an upholder loves deadlines, has extreme self direction, is very disciplined + productive, + loves being in control. DING DING DING….That would be me! If you didn’t know those things about me, NOW you know. Don’t get me wrong, there are also many weak spots of an upholder. We can be rigid, strict to habits, + often like to stay inside our little bubble of to-do’s. My calendar + my notes are my best friend. That sounds like no fun right? All that to say, I found it so interesting to learn about my tendencies. Being self aware is a beautiful thing, + it helps to grow + shape us as individuals.

I also found out that my amazing business partner, Kat, is a questioner. Questioners need to know all the details before they commit to something. They are extremely rational + well thought out. They will commit to something fully if they have researched it + know WHY it is important, relevant, or vital. They ask a lot of questions, but in turn are also extremely full of knowledge + wisdom. All this to say, questioners are different from upholders… but they are still unique + wonderful! They also seem to know a heck of a lot, + that is something I admire.

I write all of this in order to emphasize that you are truly the BOMB, because we each have interesting, different quirks + qualities that shape our inner most being. Have you ever thought about your tendencies or WHY you do certain things? It is so vital to be self aware so that we can embrace who we are all that much more. We can learn + grow on a personal level while simultaneously learn how to work better with individuals that have different tendencies.

Now it’s your turn to take the test + figure out what tendencies YOU have!

Pants: Nordstrom | Jacket: H&M | Top: Nordstrom | Sunnies: Victoria Beckham | Shoes: Zara [old, similar here]

Photos by Kat Hennessey

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