"Paradichotodoxomy": I Made That Word Up

Monday, June 8, 2015

1. Par·a·dox
noun: paradox; plural noun: paradoxes

a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory.


2. Di·chot·o·my
noun: dichotomy; plural noun: dichotomies
a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.


Put them together for a double dose of incongruity. (Incongruous:  contrary, contradictory.) (I was an English major, English teacher... I reserve the right to have poetic license for life, and I stand by the words I make up. So there.)


Today's paradichotodoxomy: I am equal parts a total homebody and a relentless wanderer/adventurer. I either want/need to be home, comfy, embracing simple pleasures and taking great joy in the routine, the mundane, and the ordinary..... Or I want to be out in the world, seeing something new, tasting something marvelous, showing my kids something they've never seen before, reveling in sights, sounds, smells, and emotions in places that aren't routine, are not ordinary, and are not  familiar.  





Which one are you? Homebody? Wanderer? Neither? Equal parts of both? A touch of one but mostly the other?  I think I'm completely 50/50. A paradichotodoxomy. 




  1. I am a home-wanderer, consumed by an insatiable curiosity about and desire to explore my home. It's pretty small, so it doesn't take very long. And it's usually the same as the time before.

    I think I'm both as well. I love traveling and want to see everything, but take great comfort in the normality and regular-ness of my everyday life.

  2. The homebody is because you are Cancerian. The wanderer is because you are an artist. 😉

    1. And that was supposed to be a smiley. Blogger don't like emojis. So I'll leave it here: :)

  3. Katy Rutledge9:35 AM

    I am so, so both.

  4. I am totally both too! I always attributed it to my Gemini nature :)

  5. I'm a total wanderer but only if left alone to my own head, if too many people demand my attention or otherwise "invade my zone" I'd rather stay in the comfort of home (but then I constantly wander my house ;-) )

  6. As I sit in the Phoenix airport hoping for an open stand-by seat to be available on a 6:50 pm flight......the fact that I was willing to embark on such an adventure must make me both. But I would say 75% homebody, 25% adventurer


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