I found out that technically it isn't a talent, but I still choose to disagree.
My athletic talents were never recognized, either. I played softball for a few years. We were so bad that the coach would always leave before the game was over so that he could beat the traffic. The other teams would have talent and size going for them and the only thing we had going for us was headbands. Still, he could have encouraged us more.
Existing is basically all I do. I tried to convince myself at the time that existing was a talent, but in the end I lost that argument. I just wanted to endlessly run through a talent sprinkler so that I could be dripping in it. More than anything, I wanted my body to be assaulted, invaded and possibly destroyed with fresh talent. I sadly realized that I had not conformed to my expectations.
There are actually a few things I am good at, maybe even great. Don't get me wrong...great can be Ok, but I wanted to be AMAZING because amazing is great.
I have this amazing ability to "sniff out a deal" when shopping.
Having an adult crush on Ricky Shroeder: not a talent, but I still do. That is a secret the entire world probably didn't need to know. Yes, I know he is married. Leave me alone. Some things are hard to let go.
People told me I wrote well and had good messages and that was pretty much all I had.
Ok. I am a messenger. Like a homing pigeon only better and homelier.
I may even be amazing at it or better yet, great.