My Story: 365 day blog challenge Day 86 Being an expert

365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
Day 86
254. What would you like to be an expert in?

I sure wish I were an expert in finances.  Specifically investing so I can make the most money for my retirement.  I know nothing about my retirement fund or where the money is going.  To be honest, it said to pick certain percentages to be allocated to certain investment areas and I just picked at random until I reached 100%.  I have no idea if I’m in low risk, high risk or even what the difference is.  I have a feeling if I actually knew something about what I was doing, I could be making more money.  As retirement age grows closer and closer, it seems that I really should be putting more attention into this.  Even if I cannot become an “expert” at this point, I should at least now not just where my money is going, but where I should be investing it.

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I’ve always wished I could play the piano.  To be an expert at it would be even better.  I love the sound of someone playing the piano.  Some of my favorite concerts were Billy Joel and Elton John.. both fabulous piano players of course.  It is so amazing to watch fingers smoothly move over the keys producing magical music.  I tried once to learn.  When I was in my early 20’s, I took a beginning piano class at the local junior college.  This was back when I was incredibly shy, so after the first class, in which we had to play a few notes by ourselves in front of the class, I quickly dropped out.  I was way to intimidated for that.  So, my extent of becoming a piano expert lasted about 2 hours.

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Lastly, I would love to be an expert in mindfulness behavior.  To have the ability to calm my anxiety and control my internal struggles would be amazing.  I truly envy people that can get into a real meditative state of mind.  I can’t.  I’ve tried.

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