I have a job starting in a few weeks. The position seems challenging and I feel comfortable about the work culture. The more I learn, the more I realize how important a good cultural fit is. A misfit is just too costly a mistake — expensive for both me and the company, tho I admit I care more for my own comfort than for the financial goals of any company I work with. There’s only one of me.

I’m also finalizing plans to attend a three-day workshop on organizational development and am making arrangements to pursue the MBTI Step-II next year. I would have liked to attend the coaching workshops later this month, but just couldn’t see how I could arrange time to do that and take the negotiation class. No matter; there will be other chances.

I realized last year that taking classes is a valuable investment, both in myself and in my future. On of my commitments to myself is to continue to respect my own needs for meaningful intellectual and spiritual stimulation. I’ve found a number of ways to get those needs met and to connect with other like-minded folks.

I did finally join APT International, which I’d been wanting to do for some time. Motivators included getting the job offer and another synchronous encounter at Borders. I happened to overhear a gal announcing that she wanted to take the MBTI; I introduced myself and gave her my contact information.

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