A Self Assessment

This is something that I have just recently started doing. I never was very self aware. I just fumbled through life, without thinking about the consequences of my actions.

It’s only recently that I have done the kind of deep soul searching that really changes a life. Luckily, my introspective wanderings have led me to make better choices, follow my dreams, and actually like myself.


I like myself. It’s weird, I can’t properly describe it, other than it’s similar to how I feel about a new relationship. I’m exploring a whole new person. And what I’ve found, I like.


I also just made a linkedin profile ( No, I will not link to it. ) and it asked me to list my skills. That’s what got me thinking about this topic. I didn’t just list the marketable skills like HTML and CSS but the more intangible ones too, like empathy and patience.

I made a massive list, probably twenty or thirty great traits about myself. It really felt great to remind myself what I am worth and who I genuinely am.

Honest, Inventive, Compassionate, Adaptable, Empathetic, Resourceful, Hard working, blah, blah, blah.

I always felt that when I said those to an interviewer, I was bullshitting. The’re the right things to say for sure, but I never believed it. ( I almost always get the jobs I try for. )

For some magical reason, I believe it now.


Hows that for a nice little self assessment on a rainy Sunday afternoon?

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Justin Trovrt is an online expert who is sick of always being online. He has decided that the world is there for him to enjoy and not to just witness through the gentle glow of a PC monitor. He has been many things during his short existence on this globe, but by far the one that he is most proud of is being a writer. You can find him writing 140 characters or less on twitter.com/trovrt

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