Day 13: What are three things you are better at than most people?
And the difficult writing prompts just keep on coming. I really had to sit and think about this one for a while before I started writing, because I don’t consider myself better at anything than anyone else. Though, after sitting through this Tech Support class for work, I’m beginning to wonder if my self-analysis was wrong.
1. Hiding — We’ll start with an easy one. Every child learns it. Hide and seek is a very common game that young children play and enjoy; however, as time goes on and those children grow up, they typically tire of this game and move on to other things. The first thing I thought of when I read this prompt was how long I hid who I was and pulled off the act perfectly. Everyone has things that they hide, but I spent a good portion of my life hiding things that I didn’t want anyone else to find out about. When I first started the process of not hiding my feelings anymore, it felt weird. Despite the fact that I had started living the life of a real me, it felt fake somehow. As if my mind had taken on the persona of that other person that I had fought so hard to be. Now that I’ve come out of hiding and been out for a while, it feels quite the opposite. It feels all kinds of amazing to be the real me.
2. Sarcasm — I take a lot of pride in my sarcastic abilities. I can take just about anything that anyone says and make some kind of sarcastic comment about it. This is a talent that you have to be careful with, because it tends to piss people off. On the other hand, if that’s your goal, who really cares? Find that person that really just grates on your every last nerve on one of the worst days of your life. Turn everything they say into something sarcastic, and you’d be amazing at how quickly you can turn your day around. I’m just kidding, of course. That’s a horrible thing to do, and you should never do that.
3. Drawing Blanks — I’m really at a loss for a third thing. I’ve been sitting here for a few minutes trying to come up with something, and finally the sarcastic side of me decided that drawing blanks would be a perfect 3rd thing, since apparently I’m being exceptionally perfect at it right now. Oh the joys of writer’s block.