A Talent I’d LOVE to Have. . . But Totally Don’t

Where to start! As a former ballerina {a terrible one}, that’s one talent I’ve always wished I had – being able to spin a hundred times across the floor en pointe, kick my leg up behind my head to my head, leap into the arms of an awaiting prince charming – how amazing would that be!!

I wish I was an amazing singer, to other people that is. I mean, I’m no Lady Ga GA, but I think I sound ok. Definitely better than a cat in heat. Of course it would be great to be a talented artist too, or play an instrument by ear, but the lack of these talents doesn’t bother me. There is one though, that would change my life if I had it.

If I could have a talent that I don’t already, it would be the ability to be more friendly. I am what you would call socially awkward {unless I’ve been drinking, then I’m socially annoying} and when you meet me, there’s a good chance I’m going to come across as cold and unfriendly. The reality is that I’m terrified I’m going to bore you to death or sound unintelligent or not be interesting. I’m nervous around you. I think you’re really nice, I really do! But I’m shy, I promise, I’m not trying to be mean.

I feel I’ve missed out on a lot of friendships, job opportunities, events – everything! by not having the talent to come off as a warmer, caring person.

IceQueen

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Procrastination – It rules the house

Today’s burning question: What have you been putting off doing? Why?

Cleaning. It’s always cleaning. I loathe cleaning with a fierce passion that I wish I could quell but haven’t figured out the secret yet. I have a small Mt. Everest of laundry, a still-packed suitcase from 2 weeks ago, still-packed boxes from 2 months ago, an un-mopped floor as well as un-vacuumed carpets, 2 dogs that need – NEED – to be brushed and bathed, an unorganized clothing and miscellaneous closet, and a bathroom that is bass-akwards and so uncontrollable you could die.

Why have I put all this off? Because I’ve stressed so much about doing it that I’ve decided I don’t need to do it. Until I get some motivation, that is. Then I’ll start cleaning, get side-tracked or take longer than a day, then be overwhelmed again. It’s a sickening cycle.

This is me everyday it seems….

Too Much Laundry

What I’d Learn if I Had the Time & Money

There are so many awesome subjects to master that this is a hard one to answer. I’d say it depends on if I have to make a living from these new skills or if I’m able to study at my leisure.

To work and have a career, I’d love to master all things SEO and internet marketing. What a fun field that is constantly growing with no end in site! It’s actually mind boggling what’s out there these days in terms of working on the internet.

Working the Internet

For my own personal pleasure, I’d study art, dance and how nutrition can heal your body. I love all of those subjects. The visual appeal of art and the stories behind the artists are fascinating. Dancing has always been a big passion for me to watch and to do. Nutrition is the key to human existence and health. Without it, we’ll just die off.

Art History BalletNutrition

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Flick the switch & make a change

Procrastinating has been a horrible habit I’ve had for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school and thought I was so cool (I wasn’t then but I am now!) I would write quotes everywhere and one of my favorites was ‘Don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow.’ Lame. I know. Unfortunately, I’ve lived my life thus far following that idea whether I want to or not. If there was a magic pill I could take to make me less of a procrastinator – nay! – no longer be a procrastinator at all, I’d take it in a heartbeat. Having this terrible habit has prevented me from doing and accomplishing so much in my life, but I know all is not lost. As I’ve gotten older I’ve made a more conscious effort to start a project, work on a project and finish a project in a reasonable time frame. Each time I’m successful is like winning a little prize. It’s going to be a hard habit to break, but alas, there is no magic medicine so something must be done!

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Best Meal Ever, or at least part of it…

How I love food. Oh my god, everything about it is wonderful. For Valentine’s Day I told my love not to worry about gifts, flowers, etc. – he was taking me out to eat food and that was more than enough. I have many foodporn experiences that I recall during more mundane meals, but the one that stands out the most was a dinner that was cooked at a friend’s house when I lived in San Diego about 5 years ago. I’m fortunate enough to have close friends who are cooks, chefs and culinary geniuses. On a whim we had an impromptu dinner party with 4 or 5 of us that consisted of oil-brushed, grilled, asparagus, choice cuts of steak and scallops that were to be grilled to perfection.

Seared Scallops

What I remember most about this dinner was actually before dinner. My chef friend, Aaron, had sliced some raw sea scallops into thin pieces for us all to taste before being cooked. I. Was. Blown. Away! They melted in my mouth while the simple, yet distinct flavor actually made me close my eyes to enjoy more. I’ll never forget that moment.

Earliest Memories & Life Lessons

One of the earliest memories I have was when I was about 2 years old. I want to say that my parents and I were about to move from Mexico to the States and we were saying goodbye to my abuela (grandma) at her house under the carport. My dad walked up to me with a spider hanging off of its own thread and I thought it was so cool! I wanted to hold it so my dad handed it to me and the little bastard started climbing up towards my hand as fast as lighting and I screamed and dropped the spider on the ground, now completely upset. My dad thought it was the most hilarious thing ever and started laughing. And that was how I learned that you can never, ever take yourself too seriously. 🙂

*I’m still terrified of spiders if they are crawling towards me.

Spidey

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