Today's Two Peas blogging challenge is this: What is something you do well?
This is a hard one for me. I'm naturally inclined to think of things I don't do well. I could come up with an entire list of those. In fact, here are a few, just to keep things in perspective:
Things I DON'T do well:
* Swim -- probably the WORST possible thing you could ask me to do.
* Ask people for money -- I could never be a professional fundraiser.
* Confront people if I'm unhappy about something. Spouse and Daughter would probably disagree with that.
* Program the DVD player or anything with buttons (other than a computer).
* Shop -- hate it, hate it, hate it.
* Say no.
* Keep tropical fish alive -- oh, I feel TERRIBLE about the fish I've killed along my learning curve....
* Stay in touch with friends -- sadly, I don't do this very well. I'm working on it.
* Use a map -- I just don't. I get lost regularly. Not a problem for me, but it really bothers people around me. I just allow extra time because I know it's gonna happen.
* Work with numbers -- call me math-impaired. I'm all about words. No numbers. Just words, and an occasional picture.
Here are a few things I think I do fairly well:
* Produce decent-looking things using MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. YAY for that!
* Organize events -- big ones, small ones. If I'm in charge, there's a spreadsheet and I become a taskmaster!
* Organize stuff -- I'm pretty good at this, although right now I have way too much stuff to organize.
* Develop and teach classes -- I think do pretty well in this department. I do enjoy it.
* Connect with cats and dogs -- I would have a house full of them if I could.
* Write, when I let down my guard and just do it.
* Stay focused -- if I'm working on a project, I can totally ignore everything around me for extended periods of time. This is not always a good thing, but it does have some advantages.
* Follow through -- if I say I will do something, I always do it.
* See patterns, symbols, and deeper meanings -- I'm definitely a "shades of gray" person...As much as I like to accomplish things, I'm a fairly abstract thinker.