Y’know? I’m one of those people who can do a lot of things on the first try, which means that when I can’t do something like a pro from the off, I tend to give up completely. I like to win. I like to own the show.
Because of this, I tend to put off learning new things and taking on new challenges.
Not all the time, granted. I moved to France and learnt French on the job and whatever. I guess that was a pretty big ‘new thing’. Then again, no one was going to laugh at me if I struggled. It was one of those things that I really jumped head first into without thinking about it.
But what if I had no worries? What if I was going to be good from the very start? What new skills would I like to pick up?
- I’d learn Italian. I’m not a language person, as is obvious, but for about a year I took extra curricular Italian at uni. I literally gave up two hours of my evening, once a week, to do something that I didn’t need to do. Once I’ve got my head around French, I’d love to learn a new language. You have no idea how intense the rush is when you feel at home in a foreign country and have conversations like they’re second nature.
- Photography. I tend to not try too hard with my photos. I fiddle about with the camera a bit, snap a few photos and then throw them at an editor like cool this’ll do. I’d love to actually take a course or something on how to really make the most of my camera and blog photos. I struggle to get through massive technical books because they bore me, but I guess I have to learn somehow.
- An actual sport. I’m not sporty, at all. I’m like the least sporty person. I used to be good at netball but that’s it and then it stopped. I am not a sporty gal. That said, I used to run for miles and miles in my first year at uni so maybe I’m not that bad. We used to have to play lacrosse at school and I was just so damn average and everyone was so good and it was like oh nah m8. Maybe when I head back to uni in October I can pick up something new. Football, anyone?
- Relaxing. I’m rubbish at switching off. I’m rubbish at just doing one thing at once. Most of the time I don’t really care about it. Like, if it works for me and I still get stuff done then what’s the big deal? Sometimes, however, I need to just stop. I mean, I can’t even watch a film all the way through without doing other things. I can’t remember the last time I just watched TV or read or whatever. Great. I need to learn to switch off, once in a while.
Are there any skills that you’d like to learn?
Do you have any tips for me?