My Quest for a new ‘Talent’

Ever since the earth completed another revolution and we moved into 2021, I have been doing some introspection…mainly pertaining to my ‘talents’…. probably coz I off late I have been seeing lot of people posting pictures proudly displaying their talents whether it’s singing or dancing , knitting, painting, fitness or even stand up comedy….so that got me thinking..what are my talents?? πŸ€”πŸ€”

Now whenever anyone asks me that, I very proudly and honestly tell them that my talents are sleeping, lazing around and binge watching Netflix..but then, come on, even I know they are not real talents these are not really talents.. certainly not ones I can display for the world to see and admire…so I go back to contemplate this basic question…what are my talents?

Can I dance? Well if you consider Chandler a good dancer, I guess am as good as him then πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Can I sing? Well am definitely a bathroom singer…but then who doesn’t sing in the shower. And the point of that is no one’s listening. But in public though I guess I won’t be much better than Janice serenading Chandler (yes ok maybe I should stop giving F.R.I.E.N.D.S references) but I guess it suffices to say that singing in public is definitely not my thing..and won’t be yours too if you are Listening πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

Am I funny for a stand up piece? Well I have seen people’s funny side come out when when they have downed a couple of tequillas…but am told that won’t work for me. My husband says am a sad drinker who whines and cribs and abuses the shit out of people. Not the kind of funny I imagine I wanna be…

Can I paint? Well sure. Ever since kindergarten, I have been painting a hut with fences and a tree and mountains in the background with a sun and some birds…but sadly I realize even my 7 year old nephew can draw that…it’s like the AbC of painting and clearly I haven’t progressed beyond that to reach XYZ.

Can I put up fitness videos to inspire others? Yeah why the hell not. All I have to do for it is to become fit. Piece of cake right?…rather no piece of cake. Watching fitness videos , promising to start working on them from ‘tomorrow’ while eating ice cream…hmm… probably not what one would expect in a fitness video. So that’ll have to wait. Not today. But Someday.

So, in desperate need of a real talent, I ponder hard ….and finally have decided..that if I don’t have any real talents then I am going to create them by trying out different things and then will see if I am any good..if I see some potential, I will work on it. If not, I have to find another. But I will try and try until I really find something I can claim to be a ‘talent’..

So for now, upon careful analysis and watching many many tutorial videos, I have shortlisted 3 talents that I am gonna try out.

First, I have decided to revamp my balcony mini garden…I decided it needed a dash of color and some glamor. So I added some new plants to the garden…welcome home babies ❀️❀️

Next up, I was really intrigued by glass painting. I am yet to start, even with the purchase of the paints. But it’s happening for sure.. For now, Motivating my husband to gulp some beer so that I can get the bottles to experiment on. Talk about an ideal wife.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Lastly, to my utter joy, I found out that if one wants to paint and play with colours, then thankfully you needn’t be a Van Gogh or da Vinci to pull it off. I came across these number by paint canvasses where all I need to do is apply colors on the canvas based on the numbers instructed. And in no time one can have a masterpiece to their credit. Genius.

Well that’s the plan for now. Let’s see how that goes. What about you? Have you ever gone looking around for a ‘talent’? Do tell. Waiting to steal your ideas incase mine falls flat. Just kidding. Or not. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

82 thoughts on “My Quest for a new ‘Talent’

    1. If I had a balcony, it would have pretty yellow flowers like yours.
      In fact, I’d put hanging baskets out there.
      As far as hobbies go, I crochet very well and just “invested” (I tell myself this!) in yarn, way too much of it!

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      1. Wow… crocheting is a tough skill that actually requires some serious skill and learning and lots of devotion…I hope you make good use of all the yarn you bought and pls do share a glimpse of the finished products 😊😊

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  1. Well..I think you have probably underrated yourself..by reading your posts, I really wonder, how can a person be so talented and matured in terms of thoughts??? You are truly an inspiration for me😊and I really love your enthusiasm to work on your talents. Your balcony looks awesome, and I hope your efforts surely bear fruits.😊

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  2. Haha, looks like I found another bathroom singer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (don’t worry, I’m a part of the club)
    Love, love your balcony redesign. Keep it up, and I’m sure it would look even more splendid!

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  3. Personally, I believe there are two sides to this coin. People who have talent have been able to persevere at one particular *thing* until they master it. Then there are the people who like to dabble. I call them “enjoyers” – people who enjoy a variety of things and then move on. I love to Enjoy a variety of things. As a life long learner, I enjoy learning a new sport or task, and then I look to the next adventure. So enjoy your Enjoyer status.

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  4. Everybody has atleast some kind of inbuilt talent the only thing you have to do is find them and polish them because that may make you more happier and relaxed , i am a person who always concentrates on my talents and i made them all my passion, now i am a dancer, singer, content creater, artust, painter, henna artist and more over a writer.

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    1. Wow Sherin…you have so so many talents that you have nurtured and turned into your passion….how wonderfulπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ…even am trying to find atleast a few things that I might be able to upgrade to ‘talent’ 😊

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  5. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ You’re a brilliant writer. I adore this post. Also how does anyone master looking so good while eating way-too-big pieces of pie??? I had a friend like that and I used to want-to-knock-her-over-the-head-out-of-jealousy, I mean I adored her. ;)) πŸ˜œπŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ€£
    But seriously… really made me smile. Thank you. πŸ’›

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    1. Well that gal eating the pie ain’t Me….if you saw me hogging a burger or pie, I doubt if you’ll wanna punch me out of jealousy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      But am so happy to know that you liked reading my blog….happy enough for some pie maybe ,πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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      1. Tbh I wouldn’t actually ever want to punch anybody… especially out of jealousy (though I am guilty of feeling the emotion quite regularly, even though it’s usually soon enough eclipsed by admiration) but I thought it sounded funny. ;)) πŸ€“ Much, I think, like your talented post, which I admit to feeling a tad jealous but much admiring of. πŸ˜œπŸ™Œ Awesome work and truly one of the freshest things I’ve seen around here in a while. I too have wanted to post some singing and things for a long while but last time I did it didn’t go over too well (too much Janice lol — accompanied by either terrible guitar playing or pots and pans banging) πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜‚
        Thanks for the wonderful friendly dish. Hope you have a lovely lovely day/eve. Beautiful pics too btw. You definitely also have a talent for photography. πŸŒ·πŸ‘ŒπŸ€©πŸ’•πŸ™

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      2. Oh Lia, you sound too sweet to actually go around town punching facesπŸ₯°πŸ˜›….do keep singing no matter what….and thank you so much for the wonderful and kind words….lots of hugs to you πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ€—

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      3. Aw thanks so much… yeah I certainly will keep singing. Can’t help it. :)) Thanks to you too, also for the star that brought me here. Was an absolute treat to read. :))) Hugs and love back πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–

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  6. Lovely post! And you’ve got a beautiful garden πŸ™‚ With social media, everyone’s displaying their strengths and hidden talents! Not sure about my hidden talent but I always feel good when I’m dancing πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Razia….my love for plants is a relatively new development…I guess I never had the time for it before..but now due to the lockdowns and working from home….gives me time to pay attention to the plants and its indeed a joy to see them grow and blossom. πŸ˜€πŸŒ±πŸŒΏ
      If you love dancing you must continue to do it…. whatever makes us happy and gives us joy is worth the effort. Take care πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  7. That is such an amazing post and what a way to start the year.

    I have tried my hands at plants in our balcony and failed. I don’t have the green fingers that my wife had πŸ˜…

    I sincerely believe that all of us always have had one talent and that is to Love. And we just need to love without any need to showcase that. I have no doubt that you have plenty of this talent. And your terrace garden would bloom with your love πŸ’• πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind wordsπŸ™πŸ˜Š….and you have mentioned such a beautiful thing…indeed we are all capable of loving and showering our love on people, plant, animals….you have really inspired me with this thought today πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

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  8. Your balcony sure looks beautiful! And I wouldn’t mind all references from F.R.I E.N.D.S☺️
    I guess your blog write ups is your favorite thing!! But it is always nice to have a few more hobbies, in case if you get bored with one…. πŸ˜‡

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    1. Am thrilled to know that you like my new plant babies …but more so that you don’t mind all the friends references 😁😁
      You are right…no harm in discovering new hobbies and reinventing oneself πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  9. I won’t even mention your talent in writing, after all that’s why am reading this. But you have an excellent hand at humour which should be noted down πŸ™‚
    The plants are looking very nice and cheery, and the people on that opposite balcony are getting the benefit without any hard work…
    And glass painting sounds like a fun hobby, at least for the husband , let me try to get my wife started on that πŸ˜€

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    1. Haha thanks Deb, life is quite dreary without some humour…hence it’s absolutely essential to add a dash of it to everything to make life worth living πŸ˜€πŸ˜€…as for hobbies, any hobby a wife pursues is good for the husband as it keeps her busy and distracted and he can enjoy the peaceπŸ˜›πŸ˜›

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  10. Lovely thoughts on positivity. And that’s a talent quite a few today would do well to consider worth cultivating. A couple of weeks ago there was an article on ’12 craft trends to watch out for in 2021′ – from Mollie Makes, January 5. Maybe worth checking out?
    Really enjoyed your post, reflections, humour, style. Glad I found you.

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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn for your kind words….and also for the suggestion…I will definitely check that out…need an influx of ideas to keep the creativity flowing πŸ˜›πŸ˜€….so glad to connect with you…have a great day πŸ€—

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  11. I’ve tried glass painting- it’s a lot of fun! I also tried online art like drawing and painting, I’m learning German and I’ve been cooking a lot of new things.

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    1. So good to know you too are looking out for new hobbies to keep busy and entertained….I have tried painting a glass bottle…was fun..though needs a lot of improvement…I have heard German is a tough language to master….how are you finding it? πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you….this mini garden is now the subject of my unconditional love and care πŸ˜›πŸ˜› …now that you’re retired you must really enjoy every moment…and picking up new hobbies that interest you or you always wanted to do is a great way to keep yourself busy and happy 😊😊

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      1. Retirement is great ! It does take a bit of time to get used to being out of the workforce, but then you settle in. One thing I tell people now is to retire early if at all possible, Research shows we live longer the earlier we retire πŸ™‚

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  12. Oh you sure have a talent in keeping readers hooked with your witty and intelligent self-deprecating humour. I love the way you sound in your posts. Pure entertainment. And as for other talents, we generally overlook the ones we really have, for we take them for granted. I’ve been searching for mine for years too. I guess mine is the ability to stay disciplined, even when it’s not required, much to everyone’s annoyance. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ But if I’m not in control, I get real out of control. Always a delight reading you…πŸ€˜πŸ€œπŸ€›πŸ€πŸ™

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    1. Thank you so much Sundaram..I always look forward to your comments coz you usually have good things to say..lol 😜 and staying disciplined is indeed a talent..that most of us strive to attain but fail miserably at….so you must be very very proud of your talent (it’s indeed one) πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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      1. Your flow is indeed good, so good things are sure to follow. I connect with you. And my discipline, it’s a struggle, be in no doubt. But somehow I can’t help it. I feel a sense of achievement at the end of the day if I persist. Else its gloom that awaits me at the pillow. Take care…:))

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  13. I think my talent is being a bit rubbish at everything, without letting it dent my enthusiasm!
    I am a definite dabbler and have the redundant sports equipmment cupboard to prove it. Everything from archery to zorbing.
    The zenith has to be learning to eat fire, then performing on Japanese TV. I was supposed to breathe fire across a birthday cake and light all the candles. Let me say that breathing fire is not a phenomenon renowned for pinpoint accuracy, so the result was a charred cake with a melted wax topping and a flaming tablecloth!

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    1. Oh I totally get that…dabbling in a little bit of everything… however I do know my limitations with adventure sports so haven’t ventured much in that domain…but your experience with breathing fire was hilarious…if not anything it will be something to remember and laugh about years down the line πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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  14. Well, re the standup comedy part, I think you’re hilarious. And hey, remember Lewis Black! Other than that, your plants are gorgeous and the pictures of them are, too. And hey again, here you are writing and causing countless people to engage with you. So, wait, tell me one more time what this piece is about?

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