A Time for Focused Talent


I had this discussion with my mom this evening about how one is to use their talents. I mean, everyone's got some, even if it takes a lifetime (or less) to discover what they are. I'm still in discovery mode, but also wondering how to develop the talents that I'm aware of and put them to good use.

I dabble in a lot of things, which can be good or not, depending on how you look at it. I usually have a lot ideas running through my mind because of it. My home office/craft room is a wreck right now because I'm trying to find the right organizational system for all of the things I find interest in (for the right price).

When the mood hits me: I sew (if you could see the stash of fabrics), I crochet (love making baby blankets for my near and dear friends/family), I'm learning to take photographs (so you know there are tons of pictures, albums, books about photography...), and I like art (one of my art teacher friends bought me a cool art kit with pastels, watercolor pencils). Then there's computer related materials - gadgets and books galore. There are some other interests, but the reality of them isn't found in my home/office.

* Before you make a judgment, please note that most of the time I do actually finish my "projects." I don't have all of this half-made stuff lying around.

Most of my life I've been wondering what I'm supposed to do with my talents. I'm not an expert on any of them, but I enjoy them. I'm hoping that they will come together in some way that I can understand. When that happens, I'll be sure to key you in, but until then, I guess I'll just have to keep learning more about how to hone the skills. There's always room for growth.

I posted this picture to remind myself that there's always something new to learn. This is my first knitting project, and this is one that isn't complete. I'm not a knitter, but I tried. Maybe one day I will finish this scarf!

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