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6 Things You're Good At

Part of my night time ritual is reading various lifestyle blogs before bed. A recent ‘tag’ within the blogging community has been ‘6 things that you’re good at’ which I thought was a most appropriate pick-me-up; especially for discouraging/frustrating days. Below is my list, what are YOU great at? It doesn’t have to be makeup or beauty related either.


1. I’m great at MacGyver-ing and being crafty. This weekend I transformed some old candles into containers for cotton swabs and eyeliners. I’m planning on adding a decorative ceramic figurine to the top of the jars for a more charming touch. My next project is to find some cute nightstands to completely revamp. I want to paint (I was thinking a bright seafoam) and add some cute shabby chic knobs to them.


2. I’m great at finding things online! Rather it’s finding an apartment or researching a particular piece from one of my favorite designers I can usually do a fantastic job of narrowing down what I need.


3. I’m great at planning things. From trips to parties, I really enjoy the entire process of getting things together for a special event.


4. I’m great at recognizing dog and horse breeds! When I was younger I was fairly certain that I wanted to be professional dog and Arabian horse breeder. Every chance I got when I was younger I would research and learn all about dogs and horses. It’s kind of funny, but show me a dog or a horse and I can usually tell you what breed it is; this is especially handy for when my friends want to know what their mutt might be.


5. I’m great at maintaining a healthy lifestyle! Over the last two years I’ve really been making an effort to eat and live healthy. I aim to work out 5 times a week, no longer use ‘toxic’ household cleaners, and avoid processed foods. In doing this I’ve been able to dramatically improve my overall way of living. I aimed to avoid toxic chemicals not just for my health (a lot of products can trigger my asthma), but for the health of my pets too.


6. I’m great at being a good friend. I really value the people I love in my life. I always make myself available for advice, hangouts, etc. I will give the shirt off a friend’s back if they need it.

Whimsically yours,

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1. I'm great at organizing and managing very very picky and things have to be right,

2. I'm great at being a good friend also I will help anyone, be there for them and see them through the worst times.

3.I'm great at not letting ignorance in people over come me even though it's every where.

4.I'm great at taking care of myself ,not always eating right but making sure my body and skin gets what it needs to be the very best.

5.I'm great at being a mother, wife, and boss. It's a lot to do but you just have to jump in and go with all you have.

6.I'm great at believing and knowing giving everything to God to know his choice is always first.


This was a great post Janine!Smiley Happy

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1.) i'm very good at couponing! and being savy, i've learned how to get the best deals and no matter what i buy i usually have at least something to discount it.

2.) i'm good at planning and scheduling as well, most of the events in my life (even going to the mall) are usually planned a couple days in advance.

3.) i'm good at keeping up with my skincare routine every single night and morning, never skipping a step.

4.) i'm good at learning new things, especially hair and makeup wise, i can look at or read something one time and i'll instantly understand and be able to start practicing that new technique.

5.) i'm a good reader, i read very fast and understand everything i read, i also love to read which might help Smiley Tongue

6.) i'm really good at convincing people of things, i don't know the word for this off the top of my head but a teacher once told me i could sell ice to an Eskimo lol Smiley Happy


i really like this thread lol, also kudos to you janine! i wish i could maintain my health that way 

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This is a great idea!


1) I'm great in a crisis.  I think quickly, act calmly, come up with a plan while soothing everyone.  I have some training in intervention with emotional crises, particularly domestic violence related, so that is sort of my specialty.  You want me around when something goes wrong.


2) I'm a great listener.  I'm non-judgemental, I empathize well, I'm unshockable.  My boss calls me her therapist.  Because of this and the one above I've decided to go to social work school and become a counselor for teenagers.


3) I'm very flexible. If something needs to change at the last minute I can roll with it.


4) I'm a great writer.  This summer I'm writing a memoir about my experiences with mental health and illness and it's humming along nicely.


5) I'm a great second in command.  I don't necessarily have the ability or desire to be the one in charge but I can execute someone else's vision perfectly.


6) I'm a survivor.  I've had a really rough life but I'm still standing tall and going through each day and I am really great at getting through tough stuff.

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1 - Baking!  Oh I how love to bake.

2 - Memorizing things.  I can memorize new things in a snap.  I think it comes from 9 years of Lutheran school and memorizing bible passages.

3 - Writing papers.  Unfortunately it's not something I like doing (and I'm not in college anymore anyway) but teachers were always raving about my papers.

4 - Not backing down.  Once I'm set on something (whether it's a goal or a cause) a steamroller couldn't dissuade me.  I suppose this could also be a flaw...

5 - Listening.  I swear I have a "tell me your problems" sign hanging over my head.

6 - Being objective.  I have an easy time seeing both sides of a situation.  I have a very "Liberal" friend who says I'm the only reasonable "Conservative" she knows. 

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I have a "tell me your problems" sign too. the only place it bothers me is in my shrinks waiting room because there are lot of people there with A LOT of problems that I am not necessarily psyched to hear about.

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What a great topic!


1. I'm good at finding dupes for disc. make up shades!

2. Being on time! I'm always early or right on time for everything.


3. Keeping up with my exercise. It's easy to stop working out or going to the gym. If I know I won't be able to go to the gym, I will make it up with a run outside or a long walk.


4. Listening- It's hard for me to forget things, even if I try.


5. Styling my bangs with a round brush. I know that one sounds silly but, a lot of hairdressers I've gone too say that my bangs do not want to 'bend' (my hair is super straight). I never have any issues styling it on my own.


6. Typing fast. I actually enjoy typingSmiley Happy

<3 Melissa

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What a grat post.  Love reading what people are replying.


I am a good...


1.  Worker - whether literally for my job or whatever I am committed to

2.  Planner - lists of things to do for any and all occassions

3.  Listener - to any and all who would like to share

4.  Crafter - currently in the middle of knitting and beading

5.  Baker - cookies, bread, pies, you name it

6.  Musician - I enjoy playing various instruments

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What a nice mood lifter, Janine!

It's nice to focus on our positives instead of the negatives. This should be something we all do daily. Focus on the positives!


1.) I'm great at planning things as well, organizing them, budgeting, you name it! Although, I think planning weddings would be the death of me or at least very very challenging.


2.) Creativity. From cooking to crafty ideas!  I'd like to think I'm a connoisseur of Adobe software and Photoshop is my weapon in the world of editing. I can take a bald Britney Spears and turn her into a million bucks almost instantly Smiley Wink 


3.) I'm a very quick learner. "Give a man woman a fish and you feed him her for a day. Teach a man woman to fish and you feed him her for a lifetime"  


4.) Having a ton of common sense + street smarts is one of my qualities as an individual. 


5.) I'm great at being a helpful insight toward people whether they are friends, coworkers, family, or strangers. Even if someone wants to just talk, I'll be there to listen. 


6.) I pay a great deal of attention to the little things. This might be where my love of macro photography comes into play. Being a perfectionist is one of my top goals in certain criteria since even the smallest of details matter most to me. 

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1) I'm good with dogs. I understand their behavior and motivations. I'm good at helping them when they are scared. I'm good at helping people be not scared of them.


2) I'm good at researching and understanding scientific concepts.


3)I'm good at teaching other people aforementioned scientific concepts.


4) I'm accomplished in the art of vocal performance. (That doesn't sound pretentious at all :/)  My husband and I run a professional choir which he conducts and in which I sing.  We have a recording which will be released later this year.


5) I'm good at being alone.  I like being alone.  I'm a bona fide introvert, and excellent at passing hours by myself


Edited to add:


6) I'm cleary BAD at reading directions, as i omitted number six initially, lol

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