Turns out, I'm good at far less than I thought.
One look in my garage is all the evidence you or anyone would ever need. Two unfinished, Altoid tables sit in the corner waiting for "the closer" to come in and spend the 20 minutes (max) that it will take to finish them. Directly across from the Altoid tables is a small cooler stuffed with a plaid pillow case and filled with the coins from Matthew's piggy bank. Long time readers will remember we were supposed to count the coins and report back about the total amount. Matthew's birthday is in mid-April. Today is June 9.
Yeah, it's true. I like the idea of ideas far more than I like the mundane tasks associated with carrying them out. No, I'm not, nor ever will be, anyone's "closer."
I'm not out of business though. You know why?
I keep great company. Katie, Heather, and Cheryl - my side kicks in this whole blog venture - are the yin to my yang. They are skilled organizers/techies/people-people, and artists. Even they aren't each good at all of those things, though. Further proof none of us is good at everything.
Sunday we had a Highlowaha retreat and the three of them let me in on a little secret. They don't love making daily posts the way I do. Cheryl loves doing the craft part of her blog posts, Katie loves figuring out new ways to do things such as add her Song of the Day, and Heather could spend hours contacting friends to participate in HLA events like yesterday's CompadRay Q&A.
Each of us is good at something different, but we share something in common. We all agree that life is too short to spend time doing something we don't thoroughly enjoy. So, my "compadrays" and I are switching things up again at Highlowaha. Beginning Monday, I will resume writing daily posts (except Fridays when we come to you via video and Saturdays which we'll rotate). The other three will be fully employed advancing our blog community in all the ways I have failed. Heather will work at recruiting readers as fun as each of you. Katie will manage patches, paperwork, and keep us ahead of the technology curve, and Cheryl... well, Cheryl will continue cranking out one amazing Ray after another and will help make my attempts at creative endeavors more fabulous.
This is a better use of our time and talents and I think, in time, you'll agree.
Tell us about a task you find yourself carrying out that is a total mismatch with your skills and interests or... just tell us what you think of the switch-up.
Signing off until tomorrow...