What are you good at?
In my mind this week, I’ve been writing a whole post on what I’m bad at, because I’m awful at so many things. Like breakups, and shame. So bad at them, and also, the math. But I need to switch it, don’t I? Can I live like that?
I’m good at looking at things and appreciating them. the shape, the line, the light. The beauty in the minute, the large, the fantastical and the mundane.
Sometimes I am good at capturing it in type.
I’m good at being with kids, making them feel loved. I’m good at making brownies, from a box, but good at it, still.
I’m way fantastic at self-deprecation, which needs work, surely.
I’m good at making clutter, and tidying it, and letting go of things. I’m good at staring quietly off into the corner, good at making the most of a pregnant pause.
I was good at being pregnant. Feeling my rotund self amidst the madness of the rest of it.
I am good at color, filling the house with the things of whatever the season, color beyond belief. The circus-ing of things.
I am good, mostly. Though it makes my eyes well up, I think it is true. I try, I try to be right with the world, this green and blue breathing thing, full of creatures.
I am good at reading c.s. lewis, and good at ignoring the bits I don’t like.
I’m good at being stubborn. Oh yes. Another problematic one, but still, so good.
I’m good at making baked ziti. And collecting santas.
I’m good at brewing nice coffee. I’m good at growing things, tending things, nourishing things.
I’m good at piling on blankets, and wood, and sweaters. I’m good at feeding the dog, the cat and soon, the baby chicks.
I’m good at seeming to lose control and reining it back in. reeling sometimes, in all the ways, another thing I am good at.
I’m getting better at saying no. the opportunities to practice coming more often lately.
I’m good at being cozy. I’m good at needing so little, despite the ‘so much’ around me.
I’m good at dreaming. I’m good at making do.
A good ten minutes of freewriting, that’s all that was. Thank you Maddie and Pippa. We all should do a little focused action on what we are good at. We . ARE. GOOD.
3 thoughts on “I’m good at…”
Oh how good you are, wonderful Kate, in all the ways!!
You are definitely good, mostly and all. Love to all the good in you.
This post is so good, and so are you. Thank you for the inspiration. I want to write something similar.