Skill Set

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “If I Had a Hammer.”

If you could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket?

I am sorry but that is what MOTH is for, he is very good with his hands on this tradie sort of stuff, I am not – end of story.

I am not saying there are skills I wish I had, but I am content in my limitations, when it comes to hands on work like plumbing or electrical. I could change a light bulb, but I wouldn’t climb under a house or through a roof to re wire something.  There is a lot to be said about learning new stuff.  I have learnt a lot in the past 6 months myself, photography, blogging. I would like to learn more, I guess we never stop learning, but not everyone is good at the hands on kinda stuff.

Take my Moth, he would shrivel up and die if placed on a desk for a job, me I spend all day at a desk – it doesn’t bother me, but Moth………..he likes to work with his hands. We has done a lot of work around our house, bathrooms, kitchens, tiling, gardening, concreting; all sorts of stuff.

This is our main bathroom he renovated last year (More pics on this here).

Now me, I would love to be able to learn 3D graphic animation, that would be cool. I would like to learn Astro Photography, patience to learn and shoot time lapse photography, to learn to shoot be long exposure shots. How to expand my blog to reach 1,000s of readers. Oh the list is endless, but all based around graphics and being creative. But I have no urge to learn any tradie stuff, it’s not a girl thing, it’s a ‘i’m really not very good with my hands thing’ oh and I can not seem to figure out basic stuff for that sometimes……….how do you know what size pipe, or where to run a cable, I’m not dumb, just no head for it. Some would argue that it is creative as well, and yes it is (just look at my beautiful bathroom), it’s the manual labor & sheer strength it takes to carry all the tools and equipment, that puts my off. I am happy to look at the finished product and ooh and ahh at how great it looks, I was born a tradie’s daughter, I married a tradie, but I do not want to be a tradie!

– Julz

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