1. I hate to cook, but I’m good at it…I think. I hate cooking. Not because I actually hate the act of cooking, actually I love taking the time to make a fabulous meal for my family from scratch and try out new recipes. Problem is that time is not something I have a lot of left over each day. With a full time job, kids with extracurricular activities, having at least an hour or two of commute time each day and numerous animals that require my attention, not to mention normal chores and such, extra time to spend in the kitchen to prepare a gourmet masterpiece is not something I’m frequently blessed with. Unfortunately that means that cooking often just feels like another chore that has to be accomplished so I hate doing it. Make sense?
2. I love sushi. I do, I love sushi. I could eat it every day if I could afford to. When we go out for sushi I get excited and chances are good I’m going to order way more than I could ever eat in one sitting because I just can’t decide what I want. I used to make it at home too (obviously the simple stuff like tuna rolls and California rolls, because I’m not talented enough to make the real complex sushi on my own). Again that time factor rears its ugly head so I don’t do that often anymore. But when given a choice on where we’re going for dinner, sushi every time.
3. I never cut or dyed my hair until about 5 years ago – now I’m not sure what my “real” color is. I had ALWAYS had long hair. My entire life I was referred to by those who didn’t really know me as “the girl with the long blonde hair”. I was terrified to cut it – it truly was my identity throughout a large portion of my life. It was something that was unique to me. (And when I say long I mean like basically down to my butt long.) Now it’s about an inch shy of being a pixie cut and I usually change colors (not all of which are “natural” hues) about every 6 months…yeah extreme.
4. I support the 2nd Amendment. Now, that does not mean that I am a gun fanatic and believe that every person should be handed a firearm the moment they exit the womb. However, I do believe that law abiding citizens should have the opportunity to make that decision for themselves, Notice the qualifier there? I agree there should be some limitations, I just firmly believe the right should not be completely taken away from those who are god fearing, law-abiding, contributing members of society simply because another group of people don’t like guns. Just like I believe that each person has the right to choose what religion they practice or not to practice at all. People should also have the right to choose not to carry a firearm if they so wish. If you’re not harming others, then I have no reason to judge. Your life experiences are different than mine and although I may choose to carry, I will not try to get someone who chooses not to, to change what he or she feels is appropriate to match my opinions. All I ask in return is that they do the same for me and respect my choice to support gun rights. We can still be friends, we just probably won’t pencil time at the range in as one of our social dates.
5. I am not a crafty person but I really try. So I claim to not be crafty but the truth is I really can be. I actually did pretty much everything for our wedding a few years ago from designing the invitations to making the programs, centerpieces, and even coloring books for the younger kids. I think I did a pretty good job; at least everything looked okay in the photos which is really what counts right? I’ve recently become quite obsessed with burlap and mason jar crafts and my kitchen table is overrun with crafting supplies at this very moment. Problem is time…I don’t have a lot of free time so when something has to get put on the back burner, crafts is usually the first to go. You see, I get these awesome ideas (for instance the current burlap obsession) and if I have some free time on a Saturday all of a sudden I think I’m Martha Stewart and I buy out the craft store. The result? One wreath and a table full of supplies that sits there until we store it away never to be seen or heard from again. I actually got the idea to start a craft page with my sister (you can check it out here if you are so inclined) so we’ll see how far this entrepreneurial adventure gets since her schedule is about as ridiculously overwhelming as mine!
What things are you actually really good at but you just don’t have time for? How do you make time? What crazy stuff is unique about you? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!