Skills and the Journey

I’ve always wished I was really good at something. I guess everyone has. I just can’t figure out what it is that I want to be good at, or that I can be good at. On some level, I’d like my skill to be something I can use to make money. I think it is reasonable to want to be able to support myself with a talent… that, or wishful thinking. But, on the other hand, I’d like it to be something neat, like being really good at Flight Sim, or reading Tarot cards exceptionally well, or something like that.

The things that I am good at right now, cross stitch and cooking, aren’t going to get me far. I don’t have an artistic touch that enables me to design cross stitch patterns, but I’m really good at following someone else’s. 🙂 And I’m a good cook, but I’m not restaurant quality. And my other interests, Wicca, spirituality, ethics, Tarot, etc., aren’t things I see as being usefully outside my own spiritual journey. Sure, I like learning about these things, but they aren’t skills I can put on a resume. Would some of my time be better spent doing some programming so my skills don’t get rusty? I don’t know… but I’m thinking that maybe happiness and the spiritual journey is more important then money. I don’t think our Western world values the spiritual journey, which makes it all the more difficult.