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?