I think most people see talents in others and think, Wow, I wish I could do that! Some are pretty basic like roller skating (which I can actually do) while others take a lot of skill and training like baking or race car driving. People spend their entire lives perfecting these talents. For others, these skills come very naturally. Either way part of me really wants to smack them…in a childish and jealous sort of way. So below is a list of things I really wish I could do. I will call it:
Realistic things I wish I could do but have been too lazy, frustrated or depressed to learn
Speak and read at least one other language fluently: I feel like those that are bilingual+ get to experience so much more of the world. I had 4 years of Spanish…Uno mas cerveza, yep, that’s about all I’ve got.
Play an instrument and read music at an advanced level: I’m about middle school level with piano and clarinet. I’ve forgotten how to read music entirely. Every Good Boy Does Fine, I do remember that 🙂
Crochet: People look so relaxed when I see them twiddling away making cool hats and blankets. And I love giving and receiving homemade, useful items. My dogs heads are greatly lacking head wear!
Draw: I can do abstract no problem. You can see the “idea” of a tree but it could never exist in real life. Apparently that section of the brain that creates realism is broken.
Throw pottery: I took one semester of pottery in college and fell in love with the craft. Unfortunately, the tools and equipment necessary are not easy to afford or have in your house.
Be an expert martial artist: Like the instrument, I’m at a fairly beginning level of karate. Just knowing I could physically react in a physical conflict and win is powerful stuff for a woman.
Sing well: This one I have no training in other than elementary school choir. I would love to be able to do justice to the songs I sing along with in my car. Or at least feel comfortable singing along to the Happy Birthday song.
Run or jog: I read about and see on TV people running all the time. To be out in nature, taking in the fresh air, it just seems like a fun way to workout and relieve stress. Now, I’ve actually tried to train myself to run on a treadmill. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I get winded way too quickly and then I’m just miserable the entire time. Perhaps the fun is a lie!
If you possess one of more of these skills, good for you I hope you appreciate it! Here is a virtual smack to show my immature jealousy! SMACK!!! 😛