If you could master any skill instantly, what would it be?

The following are my Top 5 skills that I would love to have:

1. Violin. I have always loved, loved the sound of a violin. I have a deep admiration for anyone who plays the instrument. I could probably sit, close my eyes, and listen to the violin for hours. I really can’t explain where my deep appreciation for the instrument comes from, because I really don’t know anyone who plays it and I’ve never been to symphony. Anyway, I think I would be the happiest girl in the world if I could master and play the violin all day long.

2. Piano. I want to learn to play “The Office” theme on the piano. Once again, I love, love the sound of the piano. As soon as Charlie and I buy a house, I know I want to two things: a dog and a piano — not necessarily in that order. I don’t need a big fancy piano — a small, used one would be just fine. I don’t think I appreciated the piano growing up — I kind of wished I worked harder and practiced more.

3. Dancer. I have no rhythm. I can’t count and dance at the same time. If I had the talent to dance, I would be happy touring the country with a singer and being a backup dancer. One, dancing is a great form of exercise. I would have to practice all of the routines and then perform on the stage. Plenty of fun exercise! Two, I would travel all over — I love traveling. Three, wearing awesome costumes and getting all glammed up. I just wonder how long I would last the road. Hmmmmm. For the record, I will not be a backup dancer for any singer I don’t like (i.e. Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson, etc.)

4. Singer. One, I would not be a “pop princess” — I repeat — I would not be a pop sensation, such as Miley Cyrus or Brittany Spears or Hillary Duff. I just thought I would clear that up right now. If I had an amazing singing voice, I would love to follow in the footsteps of Trisha Yearwood and Sarah McLachan, Seriously. I think both of them have an amazing voice and career, and I would follow them anywhere. As a singer, I wouldn’t care about the money or fame — I would like to think that all I care about is making good music. Good solid music.

5. Golf. Yes, golf. A little surprised? Me too. Even though I’m not a diehard fan of golf, I kind of would like a lesson or two about the game. After spending a week at golf camp in high school, I wasn’t too fond of the sport. I guess because I wasn’t a natural at the sport, I quickly gave it up. Or I loved cross country too much to like any other sport. Every time I catch a snippet of a golf tournament on TV, my desire to hit the green appears. Is it too late to take up the sport? The better question is this: Do I have the patience for the sport?

Categories: Jennifer Elliott

1 reply »

  1. No, it’s not too late to learn golf. You should try going out to a driving range and just whack the heck out of some golf balls.

    I notice your other interests are all music related. As a lapsed musician, I understand what is involved in learning piano or violin. Why don’t you try? It’ll be hard in the beginning, but it gets easier the more you practice.

    Yeah, practice. It’s a time thing. And who has time for new hobbies?

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