Five Things you might want to Know about Me

Well, I have been tagged by Joanna Young, and actually by Robyn McMaster too. But I decided to shorten the list down to five things and I think, that you will get some picture of me as well.

  1. I am a fervent reader of productivity blogs because I think I could need some help in this field and I would love to be more organized.
  2. However, there’s some inner chaotic gremlin who keeps on saying: “Forget the to-do-list, just do what you like to do this very moment”. This leads to periods of procrastination and to sudden attacks of decluttering and cleaning.
  3. I like beauty – the beauty of words, the beauty of music (classic and rock and jazz), the beauty of paintings and sculptures (I love the Italian renaissance), the beauty of nature.
  4. I hate conflicts and love harmony between people.
  5. But I can throw a tantrum (you know, I have got reddish hair!) when I am dealt with in an unfair manner.

I don’t know a lot of people whom I could tag, but there’s one: Rosa Say!

About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

11 responses to “Five Things you might want to Know about Me”

  1. Brad Shorr says :

    Hi Ulla, Maybe it’s OK to swing between being organized and letting go. Trying to be consistent drives me crazy sometimes.

  2. Ulla Hennig says :

    Brad,
    yes, but sometimes the swing is so extreme!

  3. Joanna Young says :

    Ulla, thanks for sharing! I’ve a bit more of a preference to the gremlin myself… I think perhaps the beauty you enjoy is more likely to come from chaos than productivity?

    I didn’t know you were liable to throw tantrums! I’ll bear that in mind…

  4. Lawrence Miller says :

    Ulla, we can survive your tantrums just fine, seeing as how we are all an ocean away from you when you throw them. What we can not happily survive with though is doing without the beauty you bring into our lives.

    Don’t let your penchant for wanting to read productivity blogs overwhelm you. I happen to be an exercise enthusiast, but I remember some sage advice I once heard once, advice mind you that I obviously managed not to take. That sage, whom I seem to recall was W. Somerset Maugham, said that when he felt the urge to exercise he found that if he l laid down on his sofa for awhile, the urge to exercise would pass in due course. I have applied that same advice to my sometime urge to read productivity blogs. Too much of that kind of reading material can have an deleterious affect on your wonderful talent for finding and capturing the beauty in your heart and in your wonderful Berlin to share with us.

    As for your proclivity to throw tantrums; well, as a romantic and artistic nut of the first water, I share that proclivity with you. We, you and I, I’m an Anglo-Saxon, share the same bloodline in that regard. Our bloodlines include, a wondrous tantrum thrower and the greatest musical genus the world has ever known in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    So what if you throw a tantrum when you run across one of the dullards of this world who doesn’t understand you or your genius. That is a small price for us to pay for the beauty you share. I would just ask one thing though. If I happen perchance to be in the vicinity when you throw a whopper of a tantrum, would you please aim over yonder somewhere. I’m not ready to die just yet.

    Red is beautiful, you know.

    Cheers!

  5. Lawrence Miller says :

    Ulla, we can survive your tantrums just fine, seeing as how we are all an ocean away from you when you throw them. What we can not happily survive with though is doing without the beauty you bring into our lives.

    Don’t let your penchant for wanting to read productivity blogs overwhelm you. I happen to be an exercise enthusiast, but I remember some sage advice I once heard, advice mind you that I obviously managed not to take. That sage, whom I seem to recall was W. Somerset Maugham, said that when he felt the urge to exercise he found that if he laid down on his sofa for awhile, that urge would pass in due course. I have applied that same advice to my sometime urge to read productivity blogs. Too much of that kind of reading material can have a deleterious affect on your wonderful talent for finding and capturing the beauty in your heart and in your wonderful Berlin.

    As for your proclivity to throw tantrums; well, as a romantic and artistic nut of the first water, I share that proclivity with you. We, you and I, I’m an Anglo-Saxon, share the same bloodline in that regard. Our bloodlines include, a wondrous tantrum thrower and the greatest musical genus the world has ever known in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I suspect Brad Shorr and Joanna Young may share that bloodline or at least some or all of its proclivities.

    So what if you throw a tantrum when you run across one of the dullards of this world who doesn’t understand you or your genius. That is a small price for us to pay for the beauty you share. I would just ask one thing though. If I happen perchance to be in the vicinity when you throw a whopper of a tantrum, would you please aim over yonder somewhere. I’m not ready to die just yet.

    Red is beautiful, you know.

    Cheers!

  6. Lawrence Miller says :

    I sometimes use the odd wrong word when I am in a hurry and should not be. Mozart was a musical genius. Sorry about that.

  7. Robyn McMaster says :

    Ulla, it’s great to get to know you a little better! I have to fight off the temptations that keep me from my “to do” list as well. I’m busy now preparing our Christmas and enjoying the process. May you and yours enjoy a very happy holiday.

    And, thanks for joining in.

  8. Patricia says :

    Ulla,
    I have tons of lists and I am working off them all all day long. I took Christmas day off in an attempt to free myself from lists…now I have a list of Thank you notes to write!

    I loved reading your 5 things…on the 29th I am posting a meme tag…I held on to it for months – I just had too many other things to writing about on my list!

    My oldest child who is rather a neatness freak NOW…that mathematical mind at work… had a poster that read -“You are not looking at a MESS! You are looking at creativity at work.”

    We are so fortunate to have the experience of your shared beauty….thank you so much for that – we are now assured that you are a creative person.

  9. Melodee Patterson | Virtual Assistant says :

    I’m a fervent reader of all types of blogs – which provides me no end of ways to procrastinate 🙂 But I look at procrastination as a well deserved rest…

  10. Liara Covert says :

    Your desire to learn and expand on your perspective of the world is a wonderful thing. I love the graphic you have chosen to head your blog. It differs from the snow I have been experiencing in Canada over the festive holidays.

  11. Andrew says :

    Ulla,

    I think I can relate to you a fair bit here, particularly with respect to productivity (except that I don’t ‘get around’ to reading those productivity blogs.

    I would imagine that many would be able to relate to your feelings about harmony and conflict.

    Who really wants war or fighting? Those things only bring pain and suffering.

    Peace and harmony, on the other hand, are a crucial factor toward the creation of a better society and a better world for all.

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