Today’s prompt: Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at?
Here’s my somewhat random list of things which I’d like to be better at.
- Writing ‘thank you’ notes – I do not excel at responding in a timely fashion. One reason for this is that I have terrible handwriting. Another is that I do not keep a supply of thank you note materials on hand.
- Remembering names – I’m that person who always blanks on names in the most awkward moment. It is almost worse when someone says “I’m Emily but you know me as @Kitten276 on Twitter” because that’s two strikes against me.
- Reading bus schedules – I’m hopeless. I commuted for several years, but it was one bus in and one bus out. I am absolutely lost at this sort of information presentation and have no idea why.
- Parallel park – I’m not horrible, but not great. I grew up in the suburbs so my skill is being able to back into any space just using my side mirrors, no rearview. I actually do better backing into spaces than pulling into spaces because I can see more clearly. I park my CRV more comfortably than Laura’s Civic so I’m sure some of it is depth perception.
- Eating without spilling – I have boobs and anyone who also has boobs knows that this is a challenge when it comes to eating gracefully. Add in my hand tremor and an underbite and I’m a hot mess. For example, tonight we are eating Italian so I’ll probably end up with something on my shirt. I’ll wear a napkin, sure.
- Putting away clothes – I have always had this problem, even my mother did the laundry and left it on my bed. It is like a weird mental block because I appreciate having clothing organized and sorted when I have to get dressed. But my tendency is to let things pile up a bit and then rush around.
- Speak publicly – I am a terrible speaker. I do okay on the radio, but I ramble a bit. Or worse, make a complete fool of myself in public.
- Remember how daylight savings time works – I can never keep this straight. I understand the fall back/spring forward part, but not the why’s and how’s and which season is standard and which is the time of savings. Thank goodness for the interwebs.
- Singing – I can read music (sort of) but I have no idea how to sing. GLEE ruined me. LOL.
As my old friend Bob used to say “progress, not perfection.” I have no idea what happened to Bob. I guess I should flex my “something I do well” skills and look him up on Facebook.