I wish I was born under a different sign…..

I’m a Virgo.  And, for the most part, I fit the sign perfectly.  Let me show you:

The good parts:
– Analytical (overly so, at times)
– Observant (my kids hate this part)
– Helpful (to the extreme)
– Reliable (very much so)
– Precise (details are important to us)

The not so good parts:

– Skeptical – Fussy– Inflexible– Cold– Interfering

Now, we don’t interfere on purpose.  We tend to think we can make things better or help people make things better.  You get the point.  However, most don’t see it that way.

See, we live in our minds.  On the outside, without libations, we are calm and collected.  Some may see us as cold or distant.  But on the inside, our minds are a whirlwind of analyzing, observations and definitely over thinking!  We over think everything!

Here’s a great way to describe it, quoted from http://zodiac-signs-astrology.com/zodiac-signs/virgo.htm

“Before a Virgo plunges into anything, from a problem to a vacation idea, they need to analyze all the facts and know all the details before they plunge in and make a decision. This makes them seem indecisive and slow. Virgo’s perception is their reality, more so then other astrology signs. What they believe is what will be, if they have a negative outlook on life, things will present themselves to be negative and they will be very moody and isolated/detached. If they are positive, the same events that occur will be held in a positive light and they will be a pleasant, well adjusted person. A Virgo mind is a very powerful mind and they must have the proper attitude for their life to be happy and successful. Virgo needs to get in touch with their feelings, this is why they usually seem cold or detached. They are very prone of living in denial. They will say the feel okay or everything is alright even when it’s not. This is an easy way out, the one thing that Virgo does not like to analyze is their feelings so pretending everything is okay is a good defense mechanism for not having to take a closer look at their feelings. Virgo has an unpredictable and sometimes unstable temperament.

They need to be organized in their mind, sometimes all their energy is taken from organizing their mind that they have a difficult time organizing their surroundings. They easily look too deep into an issue and over analyze what they perceive. Virgo is ambitious and strives to always know more and have more. This is in their eternal quest to bring order to chaos. Even if order is obtained from an outsiders’ point of view, Virgo will not be settled for they have a very active mind that is always thinking and can never be silenced. Virgos want to be of use, they need to be important and essential to everyone in their lives and in everything they do. Virgo’s major life lesson is to learn to trust in and have faith in the unknown. They have to understand that things in life happen for a reason that is not always known to them, they do not have to always know everything. They need to learn to calm down and not over-analyze a situation or event. Deep inside, Virgo is very sensitive and they need to be appreciated for all the things they do. When is Virgo is offended or hurt, they may never show it.”

So, here’s my predicament.  I know how I am and I know I over think.  However, it really is near to impossible to slow my mind down or redirect it when it gets on a tangent.  And, I’m awesome at outwardly appearing good. Until I take part in libations.  Then, the inward Virgo comes out and the outward Virgo goes in.  Make sense?

So, if you’re my friend and have experienced this with me, please forgive me.  I do not mean to be cold, malicious, rude or distant.  I just cannot express what goes on in my mind with words, until it’s too late.

One more thing.  If you are my friend, please be happy about that.  I, like many others of my sign, do not trust easily and do not take on friends without first being sure of them.  So, if I call you my friend, then you truly are my friend.


Staying in Touch

When I was a kid, it meant picking up a phone with a cord on it or writing a letter.

Remember those days?  Yep, twirling the cord around your finger while you talked and hiding in the closet when you weren’t supposed to be on the phone, thinking the cord trailing to the closet wouldn’t give you away?  
Oh, and calendars.  All over the house, or just on the fridge, reminding us of birthdays, anniversaries, events, appointments! 
Then, portable phones.  They were new, cool and beyond most people’s reach for a while.  Oh, and who could forget one of the first consumer computers!  The Commodore 64?!

Now, if you were lucky enough, you could keep track of everything on your computer and look important carrying around your bulky bag phone.

And we progressed, to the not as bulky old cell phones and moved from DOS to Windows! 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, xp, Vista and now 7!

Along with all the advances, we now have cell phones that just about anyone can afford, fit in the palm of you r hand and are basically mini computers.  You can keep track of all your important numbers, events, birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, etc.  You can play games, chat with friends (no more note writing), even video chat on some.

I’m 38 this year and I’ve seen technology progress at unreal speeds.  I honestly don’t think I could go back to letter writing and corded phones if I tried.

I, along with many others, depend on my device to keep me in the loop and on track in my day to day life.  My device of choice right now is the Samsung Galaxy S III.  It’s my calendar, to do list, camera, passtime filler and phone all in one!  I love it and I love all the capabilities I’m learning it has.  Even better, U.S. Cellular keeps me on the cutting edge with my well tested devices.  I never have to worry about it being released too soon and I’m glad I have my plan with them.  I’m also a proud member of the USCC Customer Crew!

So, stay in touch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  However you do it!