Money Drunk Money Sober: An inventory of my skills

For this time period, I am working through Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan’s book Money Drunk, Money Sober before I work through the Prosperous Heart. The following blog entries are in response to prompts and experiences from the book. I see this as an extension of my Artist’s Way work. Some of my entries are jarring and highly personal – any program of sobriety and self-improvement demands admitting dysfunction both personally and in family, and it also calls to admit some painful truths. While not everything I work on appears here, a number of realities do. I have a genuine body of work thanks to my work on the Artist’s Way program, and I can’t ignore the changes the continual commitment has brought about. Because of that, I also can’t ignore what going further into the harder aspects of the program – like facing money issues – has the potential to improve.

Xena I have a many skills

The above is not just to satisfy my sense of the hilarious.
Skills I have:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Bellydance – basic
  4. Gardening – basic (very basic, lately)
  5. Research
  6. Organization for organizations
  7. Volunteer management
  8. Volunteer training
  9. Blogging
  10. WordPress
  11. Journalism skills, the old-school kind with fact checking
  12. Fact checking
  13. Effective complaint making – I know where and how to complain, and when to just let it slide
  14. Aromatherapy
  15. Herbalism (still want certification, one of the reasons for this whole financial self-inventory)
  16. Perfume design
  17. Cooking just about anything from scratch
  18. I can gut a fish or shellfish
  19. Home organization
  20. Decluttering (it’s a SKILL)
  21. a long list of witchy skills accumulated over the last 15 years
  22. Driving
  23. Biking
  24. Swimming
  25. Paper making
  26. Photography
  27. I can do my own manicures and pedicures (but I’d rather not)
  28. Spanish (some)
  29. French (some)
  30. Communicate across language barriers
  31. Establish documentation and organization in businesses that have neither
  32. Social networking. I’m good at Twitter, when I’m present for it.
  33. I can whistle. I can even sometimes make it sound like two people are whistling.
  34. I can play clarinet but I’ve always actually hated it.
  35. I can read music in all three clefs.
  36. I have written music in the past. Again, REALLY don’t enjoy it.
  37. I can roll my tongue.
  38. I can do some intermediate origami.
  39. I can convert paper into basic incense
  40. Edit.
  41. Give really good feedback on others’ written work.
  42. Run a good interview.
  43. HR/staffing – I’m good at finding good fits.
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