What is your best talent? Do you share it with other people?
My 2 best talents are totally superficial lol. But they are things that I enjoy so that is all that matters to me.
The first, is I must have a half decent voice. I myself think I sound really prissy when I sing but we are all usually our own worst critic anyway. When I was 8, my parents thought it was hilarious that I got chosen & accepted into a state choir. It was still funny 2 years later when I'd reached one of their highest groups lol. It was not funny any long when that year, I was one of the youngest chosen to go on an overseas tour lol. It still wasn't funny the next year either when I got chosen for 1 of their highest optional groups & scored another overseas trip. On that particular one, we even scored an audience with the Pope, didn't mean anything to me at the time - I just wanted to see Disneyland (well, I was only 12 lol).
I changed choirs then & enjoyed another 2 years with the Australian Girls Choir (one of the biggest & most well known in our country). I loved every single second until I had to leave because of study & doing my VCE.
Then I sorta fell into music again my first year at Uni, the year I was away from home. I had a mate in a band & they were looking for a female singer. I wasn't really interested, I was more involved with my other talent at the time lol. But I played along & auditioned in the local macca's car park. I then became their lead singer for the next 3 years & we did do public gigs. Mainly a lot of charity work etc.... but it was still fun. The band disbanded after 4 of the members died (2 to car accidents, 1 to cancer & one to an OD).
The other talent I have is the one that I love the most - I love to write & I must be alright because I got into a writing course on my own merrit through my portfolio. I was never really good at much in high school but I always got the highest marks for my writing work in english & literature. I was the only one in my year 11 literature class to get straight A++ marks for the year. She loved my work, she loved my imagination ......... it was this particular teacher that gave me a passion for poetry & helped me choose what I wanted to study.
I graduated with a degree in Professional Writing & Literture from university & have still been writing ever since. I always write for myself & if others in enjoy it, it's a bonus. I've won awards in a literary group I belong to (all the ladies there are always so encouraging) & I'd even got a special mention during a competition at Uni - my first real effort:)
To me, a talent doesn't necessarily have to be something that someone else sees in you, but how you feel about it & what you see in yourself.