My Story: 365 day blog challenge Day 65 Handed down talents

365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
Day 65
429. Do you have handed down talents?

This topic took some serious contemplating….. the longer I sat and thought about it, the more I realized, I do not really possess any real distinguishable talents.  I can’t sing.  My dancing skills are mediocre at best.  I don’t play any musical instruments and I’m not exceptionally talented when it comes to crafts.  I have average cooking skills and have almost zero athletic skills (I can ride a bike for 30 miles.. that is the about the extent of my athletic ability).

Talent is defined as having a natural aptitude or skill.  I would say that my top talent would be the ability to function as a “normal” human being while fighting the consistent internal anxiety struggle.  Most of the time people don’t even realize when I am having an anxiety attack.  Over all of these years, I have gained the talent and ability to have my exterior emotions be completely opposite of my internal.

As for handed down talents, I do think that I gained my party and event planning skills from my Grandma.  She was a manager at the local city club.  She would plan and organize all of the events that were scheduled there.  From things like the local Rotary Club dinners to wedding receptions, everything happened at that club.  I remember spending a huge amount of my childhood hanging out there.  We would run around and play in the large rooms and feel special going behind the bar and making ourselves Shirley Temples.  We danced around on the stage and my Grandma would let me hang out in the office with her and play with the 10-key machine (I can’t believe she never got upset with all the paper I would go through adding up make-believe numbers pretending I was a banker).  I didn’t realize it at the time, but spending so much time with her and watching her work gave me a lot of the party planning skills that I have today.  My Grandma has passed away, and it makes me a little sad that I never told her the impact that she had on my life without even realizing it.

What I do realize is that it took me WAY to long to try and think of a talent I had.  I think I need to work on acquiring some skills in some area.. any area.  In the end, I don’t want my ability to kick butt at MS PACMAN to be the biggest talent people remember about me.  🙂


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