Monday, October 24, 2016

What is your talent?

My Dears,

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Hovering on the edge of catching the kids' colds and not enough sleep or exercise. It makes me sluggish and absentminded, which drives me batty.


One of my favorite blogs last week had a post titled: "
What do you like about yourself?", which was a lovely article about remembering to appreciate your talents and good qualities. The stuff that makes you wonderfully, uniquely 'you'.

It was a nice reminder not to dwell too long on the negatives. I asked Chris the same question as we were getting ready for bed and it was fun to compare answers.

So here it goes:

I like that I'm moderately adventurous.

I like seeing new places, be it a hiking trail near our house or a jungle temple in a far-flung locale. I'm also willing to try new foods and activities, at least once, provided I don't have a good chance of dying or becoming permanently maimed. The time we went skydiving was almost too big a risk for this ground-loving girl.

Weirdly, I get a lot of pleasure out of thinking about being adventurous too. I will happily spend hours on the computer planning a trip and researching activities for a trip that may be months or even years away. I'm good at that, too. Clearly I need to become a travel agent to combine both my love of traveling with adventure prep. :)

Secondly, I'm creative.

I enjoy designing birthday invitations, making halloween costumes, and assembling photo albums for our family. I like having an outlet for my brain and fingers, given that so much of my time is occupied by house stuff and the demands of high-maintenance bambinos. I wish that I'd gone to school for graphic design as I enjoy fiddling around with websites, fonts, and images.

So, what do you like about yourself? What are you good at?

Bonus: Ask your partner/kid/friend to see what they say and then compare answers.



PS: Emma is adventurous too.