I love that.
So I’m going to be more like that.
More often than not, when I find out I’m terrible at something, I do one of two things: I stop doing it or I focus on what I’m good at instead. I even posted about this strategy (which I’m not giving up!). I’m ALSO going to enjoy doing some of the things I’m terrible at.
- I’ve practiced yoga for years although my body doesn’t cooperate with all that pretzelY stuff. So I’m going to enjoy pretzel-free yoga without feeling like an underachieving yogini.
- I am absolutely tone-deaf. Well, I’m going to start singing again – a lot and loudly. Just maybe in private :).
- I am VERY clumsy. I’ve always been clumsy and now that I’m almost 20 years into living with a body that has MS in it, I’m even MORE clumsy. For years I’ve let this embarrass me. No more! The next time I stumble or trip in front of someone (or even when I’m alone), I’m going to avoid quickly looking around to find out if anyone saw me and calling myself some goofy name. Instead, I’m going to say out “I meant to do that.” And mean it.
- I am absolutely, positively incapable of following recipes. I CAN read. I simply can’t resist the temptation to adjust/tweak/experiment. I’m going to stop apologizing, warning or explaining and simply offer with hope and love (…can’t wait to find out how the corned beef & brussel sprout pot pie I have baking turns out!).
- The people closest to me often tease me about my hair. It just won’t work (my hair – not the teasing). I’ve tried just about every kind of curling iron, roller, gel, mouse, spray and (to the amazement of many) even brush out there. You couldn’t tell it by looking at me. Starting today, I’m going to embrace being really awful at styling my hair. So there.
The list of things I’m terrible at is much too long to list here. So I’ll stop for now. These are the instruments I’m offering to play in OUR Really Terrible Orchestra. Wanna play, too? What will you play?