Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about
or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and
educational or funny and sarcastic)
I don't know that I am an expert at anything. I just learn a little about a lot of things. I love learning new things. I have been doing a few new things in the last year. First off, I have been studying genealogy, am I an expert, absolutely not!
I also purchased the Rosetta Stone French Package 1-5. I have been trying to learn French. Am I an expert at that! Holy crap! No!!! My son has four years of high school French and he says I speak with a hillbilly accent. I haven't really learned that much of it either. I need to spend more time with it. I really believe the program is good, but you have to make a daily commitment and really work at it.
Going back to the genealogy, I really learned alot about my family in a few months time. I had people who had been working at it for years that were really impressed with the amount I had learned in the time I had worked at it. I tend to go into things 100% for a while and then I find something else that catches my interest.
I was immersed in scrapbooking for over a year and I could do so many things. I purchased every piece of equipment imaginable. I even made myself a scrapbooking room. I have every thing my son needs to do a school project. He loves that! I haven't done any scrapbooking for the last year. I have been trying to make myself get started again. I have some things that need scrapbooked for my son's graduation next month. When I decide I will be able to get quite a bit finished in a few days.
When I became obsessed with exercise I got really good at it. I went to the gym daily. I was in fantastic shape. Now I really struggle to get myself to exercise at all. The weird thing is that I really enjoy it once I do.
I also really enjoy studying French, genealogy, and scrapbooking. I just seem to need something new to focus on. My newest focus seems to be blogging and building a social network. I hope this doesn't get to a burn out period in the next few months. I hope that I will have made enough friends to keep me going.
I do believe if I would stay with something for a long period of time, I could become a real expert.