What I’m good at

P1040435As I was walking in the park with Abby today, I had occasion to muse about what I’m good at – and what I’m not so good at. Mostly, I concentrated on the good – I figure this is a positive thing.

I am very good at time management. I also excel at saving and growing money. Or perhaps I should say earning money and saving it – at any rate, I’m good at it. I consistently have more money than I expect to have and I do well with it. The only times I have fallen down in this regard is when I have been in relationships with people who are not outstanding in this regard and have given in to them.

Which brings me to what I’m not good at: relationships. Really – not. This explains why my life has been so good the last few years and why it continues to bring me such happiness: the only relationship I am in is with my dog and I do well there. Otherwise, I suck.

I could dwell on this and why I suck – because I don’t fully express my feelings, because I don’t hold people as able, because I try to change to make them happy – the list is a long one.

I’d rather dwell on what I’m good at.

I’m very good at being alone (see? – No relationships involved!). I’m good at traveling and hiking and finding my way in strange places, whether that’s on a mountaintop or in a big city.

I’m good at telling stories, especially other people’s stories – and that is also a good thing, given I do it for a living.

I’m good at mentoring. I’m good at games. I am very good at achieving what I set out to do.

It’s not a bad list. And, when you get right down to it, there isn’t all that much I don’t shine at. Oh sure, I’m mechanically inept but I don’t care so it doesn’t count. As for the relationship thing? Hey! It’s never too late to turn that around, right?


About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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5 Responses to What I’m good at

  1. Bart says:

    Will Rogers once said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
    You & Will will get along famously. I hope to go there, too.

  2. Bart says:

    PS You are great at relationships, at least one. I was inept.

  3. goodyniosi says:

    I do hope you are happy in your relationship now. Love you always.

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