I have a number of hidden talents that people might be surprised to learn I have. I work well with children who are in elementary school, so I am an Intergenerational Tutor at our local elementary school. We read to our child, a student in grades 1 through 3, and play word games and do projects and write sentences. Eventually the child begins to love reading without realizing that they are studying reading.

Since I work well with children, I am also a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) for children in the Family Court system. It is also volunteer work, but besides working with the children, we write reports for the court, and I have a talent for writing. I am also writing a book about my life and my conversion to Islam, so I am putting my writing talent to work.

A few years ago when my eyesight was better, I made many beautiful counted cross-stitch pictures and christmas stockings and Advent calendars and decorated clothes for my granddaughters. Unfortunately I can’t really do it well any more because my eyesight is poor.

I also have a talent with mosaics. I learned how to make mosaics a few years ago and I truly enjoy making mosaics. It is exciting to watch a picture come to life with just some cut pieces of glass.

I wish I had a better facilities with languages. I study some languages on my own, but I wish my talent was being able to pick up knowledge of languages more easily.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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