Jack of all trades, Master of none

In this world, it’s hard to stand out.  It’s hard to be ‘special’.  I often ask myself, what am I good at that makes me stand out from the rest?

The answer is–nothing.  I’m not particularly great at any one thing.  Sure, I’m good at story telling, reading, writing, being a friend/girlfriend, & party planning.  But I wouldn’t consider myself an expert at any one of these things.

I sometimes regret not choosing something as a young child and perfecting it.  I could be a professional dancer or gymnast right now, if I’d only started when I was young!

UGH–I know I’m not the only person who feels that way.

But should we?  Should we really feel like we aren’t special just because we’re not the best at any one particular thing?  My answer–NO.

Forget feeling sad or upset that there is someone out there who is better at baking lemon meringue pie than you.  Just be happy that you can make the lemony filling luxurious and smooth in consistency.

Point being, we shouldn’t feel down on a regular basis because we’re not great at everything we do.

I try to remember that when i’m scrolling through my news feed and see my friend’s newest abs selfie or my other friends status about running a marathon.

I’m writing this mostly because I’ve been feeling down about this a lot lately.  With everyone my age already starting the careers, buying houses with their spouses (Hey, that rhymes!) traveling the world and falling in love.  I’m still here working my contract job that could end any minute, living at home, and watching the latest TV shows on Hulu.

But hey, that’s life!  Overall, I live a pretty good one (I do travel quite often, so I can’t complain).  I decided that I no longer want to feel bad about being completely average.  No one should feel bad about that.  Just do the best you can, and if you decide to pursue something and become great at it, just know, it’s never to late to try.

Advertisements