Tuesday Talk: Talents!
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|Tue, 08-12-2003 - 9:41am|
And, Stacey, if you had a Tuesday Talk topic, add it in. Don't want to steal the spotlight when I get here before ya!
I tend to focus on my talent of writing fiction, but I've been assured I have others. I love music but haven't put the time and effort into playing my clarinet well, or finishing more than basic piano lessons. (Someday maybe... I would be so content to own my own piano, and then I'd have a very big reason to learn more.) I don't really fix many things - usually leave that to the men in my life - but I've learned a certain amount about the electronic devices my dad repairs. So, I can set up VCRs for dubbing, and clean my CD player when it has trouble "reading."
I guess the only talent besides writing that easily comes to my mind is that I have an ability to learn quickly. This, along with an aptitude for languages, got me far in school, made it easy to achieve higher grades.
Now for the part of my answer that wasn't required: Just want to state that I have much to add to my list of skills. For example, I've heard of active listening, but never tried it until recently. I have been too concerned about my opinions and speaking them that I often miss the point of what someone is trying to tell me. In my defense, active listening was never taught in my home; however, I should still have known better.