Describe your last attempt to learn something that did not
come easily to you.
I’m a nerd. Always have and always will be
Learning is something that comes easy to my so my initial thought was to just skip this prompt all together. What kind of writer would that make me though? So, I started to think..
My mind went back to school and new jobs and diplomas, but they all came easy. AHA! My driver’s license, now that surely didn’t come easy (still hasn’t but soon will), but it’s still not in line with the prompt. I’ve never had my driver’s licence because of a long list of reasons – some valid, some cop-out’s. The Universe, I suppose, have conspired against me and I against it. I’ve had my learner’s licence 4 times and am now, FINALLY, at the point where I will be booking my driver’s licence on Tuesday. With a couple of lessons under the belt, my instructor reckons “I’m a natural”. Heck, I’ve been a backseat driver long enough, I suppose it’s time for the real deal. I’ll let you know how that pans out. So again, I seem to be a quick study…
After my little tantrum earlier in the week, I’ve taken the necessary steps and registered at a college. Ladies and gentlemen, I now officially have a student number. I am excited and scared at the same time. It’s been years since I last studied, but I’m sure I’ll take to it like a fish to water. The end result is going to take about 3 years to complete, but if you stick around for long enough, I’ll let you know once I’m qualified as an accountant!!!
This is the point where my mind sort of went blank and I couldn’t really come up with anything that has ever been difficult for me to learn. Just as I was about to give up on this prompt altogether, it dawned on me..
I don’t know if it was a flutterby that gently reminded or a cockroach that tried to derail me, perhaps if I look deep enough, you could call it denial.
Dealing with my bugs is the one thing that’s never come easy to me. If I had to be brutally honest, I guess in a way I’ve been nurturing them for many years. It’s only recently that I have recognized their existence and started to make an effort to get rid of them altogether.
A couple of days ago a few of them desperately tried to derail me – and it’s funny how they always try to mess things up when I am making a comeback; when I am strong and confident and raring to go. Two days after my slight emotional meltdown, I was in full fighting mode. Confident that I won’t give up and that I will get this done, regardless of what it might take. Out of nowhere in a moment where I was caught in awe at how much my office plant has grown, they crawled into my brain. After about 10 minutes of debating and rationalizing and trying to fight them, I managed to scare them off. It might sound like nothing to you, but it was quite a major feat for me.
To love is easy, to look past someone’s flaws and only see the good in them is easy. Trusting is not. Believing is not. Fighting the critters that come to throw you off track, that is not easy.
So, by the help of Socrates, the wisdom of my love and years of experience, critter control is what I am applying myself to.
Round 1 – me 1, critters 0