These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Friday, March 19, 2010


I don't know. Most of it fits, but a few things just don't seem quite right. Do you know me? Do you think you know me? Well, then, what do you think?

"I am happy and open to new things"

Adventurers are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.

How to Get Along with Me
• Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
• Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
• Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
• Don't try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
• Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
• Don't tell me what to do.

What I Like About Being a SEVEN
• being optimistic and not letting life's troubles get me down
• being spontaneous and free-spirited
• being outspoken and outrageous. It's part of the fun.
• being generous and trying to make the world a better place
• having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
• having such varied interests and abilities

What's hard about being a SEVEN
• not having enough time to do all the things I want
• not completing things I start
• not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
• having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
• feeling confined when I'm in a one-to-one relationship

SEVENs as Children Often
• are action oriented and adventuresome
• drum up excitement
• prefer being with other children to being alone
• finesse their way around adults
• dream of the freedom they'll have when they grow up

SEVENs as Parents
• are often enthusiastic and generous
• want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
• may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele, The Enneagram Made Easy. Discover the 9 Types of People.
Harper: San Francisco, 1994, 161 pages


  1. Whatever a "seven" is, I think I might be one.

    I just want to give you a little background on my friends,Bruce and Shelly. On October 16, they were hit head on by a drunk driver. Bruce suffered a broken wrist, elbow and shoulder in his left arm. Also a broken left femur. In the first 24 hours, it was discovered that he had a broken back and was diagnosed as paraplegic. After emergency surgery to repair the broken back, the prognosis was better. He spent 6 weeks in intensive care on a ventilator.

    In the course of a cat scan after the accident, it was discovered that Shelly had a growth on her ovary which turned out to be stage 1 ovarian cancer. Without the accident, her prognosis would have been very bleak.

    That's a nutshell description of what happened to them. They are among our very dearest friends. It was hard for me to leave them this winter. They are making progress, but there is a lot of really emotional stuff going on in their lives. If you are a praying person, and I believe you are, please pray for them.

    ~hippo hugs~

  2. Oh, Pam! What a story. The blessing/bane of it all for Shelly and Bruce is incredible., Oh my. I'll keep them in my prayers.

    As for the test, you can check it out here:

    I vacillated on one question, not certain between two answers, so went back and redid it, but it was less accurate than this.


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!