Are you one of those people who are really good at something? Cause I am not. I am just very good in being average.
After reading “Kat in the snow” you know that I come from a family of skiers but always felt like the worst skier in the family – but actually I was not so bad, I was just average. Based on that, I have been thinking about the things I do (well) and about the art of being average.
After the whole thinking process, I came up with a couple of things I am pretty good at and I have to embrace these.
I am pretty good in being a nice person, I am a carer and organizer and kind of the class clown. I make fun of myself and share my unfortunate moments with you guys. I am a great dancer. I am a friendly person – I smile at most people, most of the time. Which resulted in one of the guys at work asking me, why I was always smiling and whether I was on ecstasy…ahem no.
I am also pretty good in putting myself down – for example – I tell everyone that I am the weakest link in my hockey team. What I don’t mention is that I am also one of the oldest, started only a year ago and that I am one of the few who shows up for every training and is one of the most motivated. I don’t tell anyone that I am angry at myself for quitting hockey when I first tried it as a kid and that I practice, both my technique and my condition, to become better when I know there is not much chance for me to ever really become good or an integral part of the team.
When people compliment me on my language skills, I tell them that I love languages and that I would love to know every language in the world. But in the next sentence I will tell them, that I am really bad in maths and can’t sum up 2+2 – just to make up for knowing something.
I am also pretty good at making babies – not the actual deed – although I think I am not too bad at that either…but I make good kids. They are nice, funny, smart and good-looking. And no, I am not biased. I also think I am a good Mum. Although Surfer Dude and Princess girl drive me crazy on a daily basis and I have been known to shout or fight with them, I’d do anything for them and wouldn’t change them for the world. I am also good at riding my bicycle.
I also heard from time to time that I am pretty good at writing – I love to entertain people. It makes me happy, when people enjoy what I write. I am pretty bad at drawing – my horses and dogs and cats all look-alike, and still look the same way they did when I was 12.
I think I am a pretty good singer, but my ex-coworkers call me “Nikita” and not in a positive way…
I am not a good housewife – as you know, but I am quite good at folding laundry. I am not the best cook, but I make some mean cakes (although they don’t always look so great – see “This time my disaster is a cake“).
I love learning new things and get excited creating new stuff (although not building, knitting, sewing or handicraft – just you know, other kinds of creating).
So I guess what I want to say is, maybe it is not so bad to be average. If you are good at being average, that is.