When I first saw this prompt, I wasn’t sure if I’d write about it. To be honest, it kind of created a bit of anxiety in me. I mean, I can rattle off what makes every one of my kids awesome. I can tell you why my husband is awesome and why my brother and sister are too. Ask me about my parents’ awesomeness, or that of my grandparents, friends and fellow bloggers and you can expect an answer within the second.
I mean, I can tell you what I need to improve. I can tell you that despite playing the flute for the past 25 years of my life, I certainly don’t sound like someone who’s been playing for a quarter of a century. I can tell you that even though I run, I don’t run very fast or very far. I can tell you that I wish I was more patient with my kids, that I was better at strategy games and that I wish I wasn’t so darned awkward in social situations. I can tell you that my crocheting, sewing, calligraphy and embroidery skills need work.
I think you get the point, right?
So yeah, I sat myself down and thought long and hard about this. And I remembered something my mom has told me numerous times over my life (aren’t moms awesome?) – that as a child I wanted to try every activity that was out there. If I could have, I would have taken part in all of the clubs that existed. I was just so interested in everything.
And you know what? I’m still like that!
Over the past few years, I’ve learned to crochet, I went from not being able to run more than 100 metres to being able to run a 5K. I’ve taught myself how to sew and am in the process of learning embroidery. I consistently make my own bread, pasta and pie crusts. I’ve dabbled in cheese-making (and am researching yogurt-making).
The fact is, I’m still at it! I’m still interested in so much! I want to learn everything I can. I’ll try pretty much anything once (I mean, provided it isn’t super dangerous or illegal). I don’t get bored because there’s always something new to learn or try (like pottery, woodworking, weaving and OCR!). And that, my friends, that is something that makes me awesome.
Is it hard for you to find something that makes you awesome? What do you think makes you awesome?
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