Monday, 1 June 2020

Things I wish I were better at

What do I wish I were better at? If you asked my husband, he'd probably say housework, which I admit I'm terrible at. But to be honest, I've never wanted to be any better at cleaning. I can run a dishwasher and that's about it.

What I would like to be better at is dancing. As a teenager I wanted to go into musical theatre; I studied acting and was a trained singer, but I fell down on the dance side of things. I have some rhythm, but can't remember a routine and lack the precision to be in a chorus line.

I have also always wanted to be able to write songs. I attempted this several times in my teens and can still remember most of them, but all were an embarrassment. I occasionally hit on an OK lyric, but I struggled to write original music and was limited by what I could play on my keyboard.

The final thing? Driving. I've been driving for years, but a few years ago I made use of vouchers for a drifting course and the chance to drive a Lamborghini and an Ariel Atom. Because it was made clear to me that if I spun the car it would immediately be taken back in and I would lose the rest of my laps, I didn't dare push either of the fast cars to do what I knew they could do. As for the drifting, I spent my five laps spinning round in circles. I never did manage a proper drift.

So what do you wish you were better at?

18 comments:

  1. LOL! I am totally with you on the housework. I hate it. Having to do housework ruins my day. I do it though because I hate a dirty house more. Sigh.
    Being able to write music and lyrics would be awesome too.

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    1. I admit I'm terrible at noticing mess around the house - my husband is better at that!

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  2. This is a very relatable list. :)

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-things-i-wish-i-were-better-at/

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  3. Back in my much younger years, I used to write lyrics for a friend who wrote music. It was pretty amazing. But writing actual music? Nope.

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    1. I could occasionally manage lyrics, but really couldn't make up original music. Everything sounded like a rip off of something else.

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  4. It was interesting you had the chance to drive those cars... driving is something I do because I must, not something I really enjoy doing. And, I so hear you on housework!

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    1. It was a great experience, but was probably wasted on me.

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  5. I can write poetry, but that doesn't always translate to song, and I can't write music. At least you've tried. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/06/wc06032020.html

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    1. I'm impressed you can write poetry. I definitely can't.

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  6. Haha! My mom was a task master with a chore list for me and my siblings (four), so I learned the art of expert cleaning from her. Often times, it's soothing and helps me when I'm frustrated or angry.

    Great post!

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    1. I spent a lot of my childhood on Brownie Pack Holidays cleaning house for hours and hated every second of it.

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  7. I'm okay at housework, but I'm terrible with any of the outdoor stuff (mowing the lawn, trimming bushes, etc.) so we have a service and that keeps everybody happy. I do sometimes wish I had any idea how to dance; that's one I opted out of early in life. Good list!

    My answers are here.

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    1. I leave the gardening to my husband - he's much better at that than me.

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  8. if you ask my dh, he'd say I could get better at driving. Shrugs. I don't want to be better at housework, either. Lol!

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    1. I'm not a bad driver, but I am a cautious one.

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  9. I would love to take ball room dancing lessons. We'd planned on that before the great plague of 2020 struck and everything closed. Have you thought of community theater? It sounds like you'd be great at that.

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    1. I have thought of that, it's just finding the time. I know how much rehearsal time is involved in theatre.

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