I won’t lie, this took me all day to come up with. I spent a couple of hours staring at the ceiling and flipping through the pages of my sketchbook, poetry journal and diary just so that I could figure myself out.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not unsure of myself. I know who I am and I know what I am good at. But at the same time, I don’t want to paint an unrealistic picture of myself here because this blog was meant to be an extension of myself, right from the very beginning and I’ll make sure that everything I write here is the truth.
Usually, talking about my strengths is the kind of stuff that I would let my friends answer for me because it takes me some time to think about. But since I’ve taken all the time in the world to carefully think before writing this particular post, I’m pretty sure that this is an accurate list. So, if this were a job interview, I’d have nailed it into the ground!
I’d like to think that I am very creative. I mean, of course, I was a great student at school but I’ve secretly always wanted to be the theatre kid and I will always be a little bitter that none of my teachers or mentors ever gave me the right direction for it. I’m pretty sure that a part of my creativity comes from my Mom and another part from my raging passion for arts and the colour that they bring to life. It allows me to think outside the box and see things that aren’t there which, believe it or not, can come in very handy.
Also, I’m super stubborn according to a bunch of people, but I prefer the term ‘headstrong’ instead. I hate following instructions which probably makes me a very bad candidate for desk-jobs, but I couldn’t care less because I also hate the very idea of them. But hey, if this is the kind of attitude that takes to get work done my way, then I have no regrets about being ‘stubborn’. It’s good to have standards about the way you want things to be done.
I’m very adaptable. I think years of having to move cities and constantly having to start over, I have learnt how to recalibrate myself whenever it is needed. It has also proven to be handy in a lot of smaller situations like being around different kind of people. This is one of the things that has helped me more times than I can count. I don’t have trouble trying to find my feet if and when I have to start over. Being adaptable has seasoned me enough for me to handle things on my own if I ever have to.
I love to multitask. And yes, it can get me into a lot of trouble, but after a lot of stumbling around, I think I have trained my brain to handle a handful of things at once. It all began by playing music in the background while studying or casually reading. I know that a lot of people find it distracting, but it helps me focus more. Even now, if I haven’t written a post on my blog and/or made a new entry in my sketchbook, all while also having music or Netflix running on the side, I cannot focus. It’s odd but multitasking keeps me on my toes.
I am a very quick learner which has always come in handy. I would like to thank my over-achiever tweener self for having cultivated that habit in me. I love learning new things and I’m pretty sure that this is why Pottermore sorted me into Ravenclaw, but whatever. I feel like there is too much in this world to experience within the span of our very, very short lives and the more I learn, the more I get to experience. I may be wrong, but that’s just the way I see it.
So, these are some of the strengths that I could think of, off the top of my head. Everything else is probably just an extension of whatever I have written here. And I feel a lot more confident about my abilities now that I have listed down my strengths, so I guess this activity in self-discovery has been a success.
If you want to join me in my 31 days of self-discovery, you can! You only need to grab a notebook and start writing. I can promise you that just 3 days into this activity has made me look at myself in an entirely new light. I hope it works for you, too!
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