Just responding to a blog comment and it made me think… I don’t reckon I have any true talents, nothing outstanding. I’m a bit of a jack of all trades, I do a mediocre job of everything I do, with some exceptions, I think I’m a really good teacher and I’m a decent enough people person and I’m not a half bad mum.
I can sing, but I’m no Celine Dion, I love gardening and growing things and put together pretty cute borders and containers, I cook and that’s OK as long as you prefer the taste to the visual. I do bits of arts and crafts, still can’t sew in a straight line though and my candle making is pretty cool but I lose patience.
I can’t draw to save my life nor paint. I’m quite good at digital document design and image manipulation and quite enjoy setting photos to music and I love taking photos but I’m not a pro.
I speak a couple of different languages and have a knack for picking a language up.. that’s probably my natural, raw talent if I think of it.
When I was a kid I wanted to be everything and I wanted to do everything and go everywhere. I’ve always been an explorer in terms of searching out cool places in my external existence but inside I do the same I want to learn, need to know, have to try.
I guess an all rounder would better suit me rather than jack of all trades, I’m not that useless and determined to keep trying out new things to enhance my insignificant experience on this planet.
Anyone have what they feel is a natural gift of a talent or is it as rare as I imagine it to be to just be amazingly good at something without trying?