I am called “Jack of all trades” by my family members.
I always thought that the above quote was negative and sarcastic. . Never realized the quote has hidden benefits that comes with being a Jack. Some do not realize that mighty Jack actually knows how to do a little bit of everything.
I aspired to become a doctor but became an engineer. I thought of exploring the circuits but looped myself into complex syntax statements. I learned sewing to design my dress but ended up stitching pillow covers and quilts. Influenced by the Chinese cuisine, K and A became my lab rats for Chindian fusion recipes.
I have been taught throughout my life to pick something and specialize. My studies were decided by my parents. Being born in an average middle class, they had difficulty in fulfilling my dream for medicine. No one bothered to ask me if was interested to study engineering. I would have happily settled with food and nutrition course as that was my second choice. Options were limited and I was chained to their desires. I was keen on my job and they married me off. Sometimes I had the feeling that I was half-baked.
I have to admit that I had opportunities to explore my hands on different activities after I decided to become a full-time mom. I learned the local language as it is really important to know when you are among a crowd of native speakers. Few other things I explored as I said in my previous posts are driving, swimming, and international cuisine. I had an opportunity to complete my Masters. All said, I sometimes can’t help thinking, how did these help me? Am I connected to these activities every day? I don’t have an answer. But all I know, I learned these skills out of my passion and mastered it. Swimming might help me during a travel. My driving skills have enabled me to pick up and drop off when K is on a business tour. Whether or not the boys are ok with my chindian recipes, my guests and relatives look forward to it when they visit us or I visit them. My Masters, of course, helped K in his thesis submission and I get the opportunity to help A now and then when he needs me. I can strongly emphasize that one cannot be a jack of all trades without being a master of at least one.
Being a Jack of all trades, I have become adaptable to try my hands on a wide range of jobs and situations. I may not be Miss Perfect at everything I do, but I can do things just well enough without getting stressed about what might come next. By living this quote, my family realizes that I am likely the first person to dive in and go when there is a need. Every time I am adaptable to different Identities as a friend, a counselor or family member.
Being a Jack of all trades, I am in a Lifelong Learning Process. My thirst for learning new things, curiosity to do something is expanding day to day. I might sound silly but the real kick is when you know how to approach new skills, no mountain is too high. My confidence has played a huge part in my life, socially and professionally. Jack of all trades, Master of None is often better than Master of One.
Life is colorful like a Kaleidoscope.
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