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running down a dream

I'll know where I'm going when I get there

aka "Maryland," aka "Ms. Ice Cream"
3 August
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*Most of this is not true right now. I don't feel like changing it but I am reclaiming my life, sooner rather than later.*

I was born and raised in Maryland, small-town America where everyone knows everyone else. Then I moved to the 9th Ward of New Orleans where I could no longer leave the doors unlocked at night and go for a run at 11 pm. Now I live in Lakeview, other end of the spectrum with white picket fences, where I can walk to the coffeeshop, bike to work, and go for a walk in City Park without worrying so much about flying bullets.

I graduated from St. Mary's College in 2005 with a degree in history and 3 months later started working for the Red Cross as an AmeriCorps disaster education volunteer the day Katrina hit. I volunteered in New Orleans March 2006, July 2006, and February 2007. By the end of 2006 I figured out that it made far more sense just to live there. I moved to New Orleans on August 16th, 2007 to become a teacher. I have my certification in special education and I currently teach special ed at a charter school in New Orleans.

I've run 6 marathons and 9 half-marathons because running 26.2 miles is what I call a good time.

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Almost Perfect- INFP

13% Extraversion, 73% Intuition, 20% Thinking, 13% Judging

So, you want to make the world a better place? Too bad it's never gonna happen.

Of all the types, you have to be one of the hardest to find fault in.
You have a selfless and caring nature. You're a good listener and
someone who wants to avoid conflict. You genuinely desire to do good.

Of course, these all add up to an incredibly overpowered conscience
which makes you feel guilty and responsible when anything goes wrong.
Of course, it MUST be your fault EVERYTIME.

Though you're constantly on a mission to find the truth, you have no
use for hard facts and logic, which is a source of great confusion for
those of us with brains. Despite this, in a losing argument, you're not
above spouting off inaccurate fact after fact in an effort to protect
your precious values.

You're most probably a perfectionist, which in this case, is a bad
thing. Any group work is destined to fail because of your incredibly
high standards.

Disregard what I said before. You're just easy to find fault in as everyone else!

Luckily, you're generally very hard on yourself, meaning I don't need
to waste my precious time insulting you. Instead, just find all your
own faults and insult yourself.


If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.

If you want to argue with me usually facts and reason don't work. If you can come up with a compelling emotional explanation of why I should do what you say, that's far more likely to be effective. I put people ahead of rules. I believe there are many things that neither we as individuals nor science can explain. Call me naive, tell me I care too much, but we INFPs are going to change the world.