May 2, 2013

Blog Challenge, Day 2 - Educate Us on Something You're Good At

Day Two of the Blog Every Day in May Challenge is upon me and I have to say that this topic is a little difficult for me to relate to.  I guess that is the point of this challenge; to make you go outside your normal comfort zone of writing blogging and to think outside the box a little bit.  I might surprise myself at the end of the month.  We shall see!  The fact that I'm actually writing something two days in a row is amazing in itself.

So today's topic is Educate Us on Something You're Good At (see?  Told you it was hard)
*We are allowed to be serious and educational or funny and sarcastic

I'm not really sure on this one to be honest with you.  I basically sat for a while and then....."What AM I good at?" is all I could hear over and over in my head.  

Maybe it's the fact that we are taught not to brag or be boastful from a young age.  It could also be those tiny insecurities creeping in and saying "you're not really good at much so why would I write a post about it for the whole virtual world to see?"

But after a few talks back and forth with myself I decided that I'm fairly good at a few things:
  • Cooking.  I'm good for coming up with some creative recipes on occasion that seem to always be a big hit when I put my heart into it.  It's called "Tiff Love" around these parts.  
  • Designing on a budget.  I am excellent at looking at a fancy magazine or photo and finding almost the exact same look for nearly a 1/4 of the price.  You want everything you just saw on Houzz on a budget?  DONE - I'm you're girl!
  • Event Planning.  I have to say I am darn good at organizing and pulling off all different kinds of events {again, usually on a budget}.  These can range from a weekend at a Jimmy Buffett concert tailgate extravaganza set-up all the way to a pre-arranged seated dinner for 300+.  People tell me all the time I should be an event planner.  Maybe they are right.
  • Being a work-a-holic.  I'm very, very good at this.  "Nothing to be proud of, Russ.  Nothing to be proud of."  I'm making a mental note that I would like to scratch this one off my list. But I am good at my job and there is pride in that.
  • Being a good friend.  While I may not be able to be with and/or see my friends as often I would like, I can tell you that I would drop everything in a minute to help one of them in need.  They know they can ask me for help and I would be there in a jiffy.  
  • Painting.  No, not art.  Painting rooms and especially trim work.  I'm not really sure why I'm so good at this.  Maybe it was all those ceramic objects I always painted at the Plaster Fun House growing up?!?
  • Vacationing and Traveling.  I excel at these two things.  Will someone let me know when Samantha Brown retires?  I should really be next in line for her job.
  • Crying, laughing, living and loving.  I'm excellent at all of these things!
Now, I'm not sure this list will educate anyone greatly or cause my post to go viral on the next best thing out in the blogosphere but maybe you've learned just a little more about me.

Stay tuned for Day 3 where we will talk about Things that Make Me Uncomfortable.  That will be a good one!


  1. Found your blog through the Blog Every Day in May Challenge! Super cute!

    I excel at vacationing too! It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. :)

    Courtney @ Little Miss MBA

    1. Thank you Courtney! This was a great idea and really making me devote more time to my blog. Keep up the great work! Oh, and someone has to live this "rough life", am I right?!? :)

  2. I agree with every one of these points! If you want to educate along with this blog, you should give everyone your recipe for Broccoli Cheese Casserole. YUM.


    1. Wow! I haven't made that in years. I'm not sure I even remember. It is delicious!


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