Why is it so hard to list the things we're good at, but so much easier to rattle off areas that might need improvement? Or is that just me? I had to think about this for awhile, and I even asked Hank: what do you think I'm good at? But I realized that's missing the point. What do I think I'm good at?
I thought about how I could present this little round up of good things. Maybe tell a story about each one, or reflect back on when I first realized I was good at it. But I think a list would be better. So here goes, the things I think I'm good at (sounds weird, doesn't it?):
I think I'm a good listener and advice giver...although maybe everyone thinks their advice is the best? haha.
I feel that I'm a good public speaker. I enjoy it, and it was something I always looked forward to as a teacher.
I am good at communicating and expressing how I feel. Sometimes this is to a fault because if something is on my mind and important, I have to say it, especially in my relationships.
I'm athletic and up for anything physical. I will always try my hardest and not give up. This is why I really enjoyed CrossFit when I did it- I enjoyed the physical challenge.
I'm good at motivating myself.
I'm a really, really fast reader. And an equally fast writer.
I'm a good cook.
I'm good at making new friends and talking with people I don't know- I love meeting new people.
I'm a great Mom and wife. I feel like I can say this with a lot of confidence.
It's so weird to think about this. I feel like I could make the list longer if I added in little things too- good at rocking Charlie back to sleep when he wakes up in the middle of the night, good at pulling splinters out of a tiny little finger, great at a backseat diaper change, side of the road nursing session, or singing the same song 10x in a row. These are the things that fill up my resume now- the "Mom" stuff I'm good at, and the stuff I do on a daily basis. But I think too, that's it's important to cultivate some of the non-Mom stuff- writing, for example. Doing things for me and figuring out what I'm good at now, outside of what I do everyday.
So there you go- that's my entry for the week. How about you? Link up below with a blurb and a link to your post. xo
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