Written for The Daily Prompt:
Describe your last attempt to learn something that did not come easily to you.
I get overwhelmed fairly easily with mass amounts of information at my fingertips. Hand me a textbook and I’m fine, but the Internet?
How can you seriously expect me to sift through all of this and know where to begin? Let’s not even start to think about the amount of useless and/or inaccurate information that’s out there.
That being said, my first answer to the question is learning about how certain types of foods and medical conditions affect the body and weight loss. It really is not as simple as “calories in < calories out” because if it were, most people wouldn’t have such a difficult time with it. Some people have to go “low carb” to see results; others need to actually eat more because they’ve starved themselves for too long and have wrecked their metabolisms. There’s such an array of things to consider when attempting to sculpt your shell into something other than what it is right now. I still haven’t learned the science to the point where I can see results on a consistent basis, but I’m getting there.
The other thing that came to mind was songwriting. While I’m decent at it, it definitely doesn’t come easy, and I have much more to learn. For example, today I’m hesitant to get on my recording PC and attempt to write a particular verse for a collaboration track I’m working on because it’s not my usual style – melodically or lyrically.
Being social and making new friends is the last thing that popped into my mind when I read the prompt. However, I guess I haven’t really tried to learn how to do that. I’m introverted, so I’m comfortable not having many friends, but I also like to communicate. As such, my introverted nature and shyness (NOT the same thing) get in the way of that desire to become more social and make new friends as easily as my extroverted peers.
Sometimes I feel like I’ll never be good enough at any of these things. I like a challenge, though.