Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at.
The title comes from the Daily prompt because it isn’t an honest reflection of how I feel about myself, I don’t feel that way most of the time. I know that over the years I have become a good cook and I have become a good baker, I truly wish that I had the talent to make the things that I cook or book look beautiful as well so that when you are eating, your eyes are as happy as your taste buds, but that is still a work in progress. The same can be said with my gardening, in this case, I wouldn’t say that I am a good gardener, rather I would categorize myself as a caring and passionate gardener who cares a great deal for her plants. I still have a lot to learn and a lot of work to make my gardens prettier and healthier. Writing; I wouldn’t even try to say that I am a writer, I love to write and it is a relatively new skill that I am learning, I do it diligently every day because it does me a lot of good and I enjoy it so much. I hope that I will become better and better at it. I haven’t given up on my book, I am doing the Nanowrimo challenge and I am at 40,000 words as of today, so my book so far has been through 3 Nanowrimo’s so I am proud that I haven’t thrown in the towel.
I think that the common thread amongst my passions is that they are never static, you can never attain a level and then say I have learned it all, there is always something to be perfected or tried; be it cooking, baking, gardening or writing. That is why I love each of them so much, I am endlessly challenged, I like it that way.
Jackie Paulson said:
Laurie, cooking, baking, gardening: all three are gifts because I am not able to do any of them well. Although I am a great writer, reader and commentor. Best of all I am your friend forever, thanks, Love ya Jackie
You truly are gifted Jackie, and I am very lucky to have you as such a great friend! love Laurie
Laurie….I like what you said…that you are a “passionate and caring” gardener. That gives us all hope that being passionate and caring is good enough:)
I took a few moments to think about those two descriptive words, they describe exactly how I feel about gardening even though I am as far away from being a talented one as you could get. But I think an A for effort is something to celebrate and recognize. 🙂