Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Number One Talent

In my college years, I was at a get-to-know-you group activity. We had to list I think one or two of our talents. I thought, “what am I great at?” Nothing really came to mind; I then thought, “what do I love to do?”
            
Reflecting on my life I was amazed at the things that I have done and tried. The first memory that came to mind was one year for Christmas I ask Santa for two things; a cake baking kit and a fishing kit. This shows that my range of interests is far, wide and in-between. I was blessed with parents that let me try so many things and I have kept this mentality.

Here is a list! It tried to think if as many things as I could. I recommend everyone do this activity it puts your life and abilities into perspective. The bolded is the things that I liked and CAPITALIZED is what I still do or occasionally do.
Tap dance, ballet, gymnastics (hilarious if you knew how tall I am and how short the beams were), choir, violin, clarinet, ARCHERYkarate, piano, master gardener class (GARDENING), CNA certification, storytelling contests, battle of the booksbasketball, babysitting, RAFTINGSWIMMINGCULINARY ARTS, automatics, BEEKEEPING, rabbit keeping, chicken keeping, computer programming (confused the whole time), woodworking, image and self development class, CYCLING, modeling, CAKE DECORATING, track (I attempted shot-put, high jump, long jump,100 to 400 meter race, relay race, and then my favorite long distance RUNNING), french, NUT GATHERINGCANNING, FOOD DRYING, caregiver, dodgeball team, floor hockey team, lacrosse team, ultimate frisbee team, assembly line worker, bookbinding, SHOE MAKINGTEACHING, church leadership positions, tanning animal hides, income tax preparermilitary fitness, AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGESEWING, office assistant, CROCHETING, knitting, mushroom hunting, serving a mission, CAMPINGFISHING, traveling, knife forgingBACKPACKINGhouse cleaning service, Business Management Degree, ROCK CLIMBINGYOGADAUGHTER, SIBLINGWIFEMOTHER
So this is how I answered the question, “My talent is the LOVE OF LEARNING.” Trying something new is at times scary but I did not and will not let this stop me. I consider myself a ‘Jack of All Trades and Master of None (yet)’.

Everyone has a list. Don't sell yourself short and think you don't have any talents. Make a list and include personality characteristics. Then strive to improve item or add too the list.  

8 comments:

  1. As always Rachel you luminate my life. You truly are an angel of learning!

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    1. Mom, you and dad created a wonderful environment for all us kids to grow and learn in. Thank you.

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  2. Now you can add BLOGGER to the list! :)

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  3. I love this! And I'm so happy you have a blog! And I had to laugh when I saw "[bold] CROCHETING, [not bold] knitting." I couldn't agree more.

    This list is such a good idea. I'm going to do the same thing. You are brilliant and inspiring. Always. <3

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    1. Love crocheting and knitting is definitely not as satisfying. just wish that crocheting was not so hard on my wrist i would do it more often. Kjerstin, you are the inspiring one. Love you and miss you.

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    1. We Schwarz clan can't forget that one.

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