Life and Everything

Not Being Good At Everything Is Alright

I had a pair of roller skates when I was a child, and never really got beyond the holding onto walls stage.  We lived on a steep hill with no garden which didn’t help, but to be honest, I was never going to be good at it.

As a teenager I went ice skating on a Saturday. Every Saturday. I never liked it, nor did I get beyond worrying about the red patches on the rink,  or the athletes foot I might get from the skates, or the boys that might be looking as I fell over, again.  Once I managed to get round the whole rink without holding on.  Just the once though.

In adulthood, I had a go at stilt walking, it wasn’t as bad as ice skating, and I guess I could have got better with practice, but it didn’t seem like something I needed to do, so I didn’t pursue it.

I have come to the conclusion that having my feet flat on the ground with the normal amount of friction is just where I need to be.  I don’t need to roll or slip or stride, just walking is fine.  It’s better than fine, it’s great, it gives me time to do the things I am good at.

There’s a whole load of other things I’m not very good at, but somehow I’ve muddled through life without them.

 Some things I’m rubbish at and am happy about

  1. Roller skating
  2. Handstands
  3. Diving
  4. Taking and giving directions
  5. Remembering lyrics
  6. Simultaneous equations
  7. Learning foreign languages
  8. Climbing ladders
  9. Picking up slimy things

What have you decided you don’t need to be good at?

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