Five things…

As I started to write today, I noticed that the screen said “Share five things you are good at.”

So now we get writing prompts? That’s sort of interesting to me but at the same time, it completed distracted me from what I was actually was going to write. Will it be something different every day? I am interested to see.

In the spirit of being a “joiner”, I will play along since I completely forgot what I wanted to write about originally.

Five Things I Do Well

  1. Researching ANYTHING from history to technology to parenting hacks to lawn stuff to weird stuff like cults.
  2. Waking up. Once I’m up, I am up. That kind of sucks when it’s bright early and I don’t want to be up so early on a Saturday.
  3. Puzzles. I can finish 1000 piece puzzles within 24 hours if I don’t do anything else.
  4. Thinking outside the box. If you are trying to wrap your brain around something hard or something new, I assure you that I can come at your problem from an angle you never realized existed.
  5. Figuring out technology. Like downloading a new streaming platform, hooking up computer stuff, getting a new WiFi account to work, handling a new phone, you know…the frustrating stuff that everyone hates. Somehow I always can figure out how to make it work.

Five Things I Don’t Do Well

  1. Cooking. It feels hard and overwhelming most of the time, but I am working on it.
  2. Organization. I love the idea of being organized but doing it feels extremely hard for me. Sometimes I can make it happen and sometimes I just give up and throw everything in a box and shove the box somewhere.
  3. Headaches. I am the biggest baby when I get headaches. Thankfully I don’t get them very often.
  4. Kiss ass to get ahead. I won’t do it. It feels like selling out to me. I know when to keep my mouth shut and not rock the boat (most of the time) but I can’t actively kiss ass.
  5. Hide my emotions. My face reveals everything I am thinking always. I have to work really, really hard to remain neutral if I know ahead of time that someone is about to tell me something I won’t agree with or won’t like.

This is actually pretty interesting to think through. I think these lists have shifted a little over my lifetime. I would’ve said different things 10 or 20 years ago, especially for the things I’m not good at doing. The list would’ve been way longer than just 5 things. Five is a good round number. Anything else is just too much!

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