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.