Normally, you can expect a seasoned traveler to be trained at navigating their way through foreign cities and streets. Not me. I would ask for directions in Toronto and London all the time. even after living there for 2 years. In fact, my sense of direction is so bad, that I still get lost on the ship. And its not even that big!
Needless to say, my lack of sense of direction is my greatest weakness, followed closely by my lack of photography skills. Rather than get embarrassed or insecure, I find it exciting. I have no idea if I’ll find myself accidentally in Rszeszow or mugged in Peru.
My favorite part however is that I get to talk to more strangers. I used to be incredibly shy as a kid and had to muster all my courage to talk to new people. Now I can safely say that I’m happy to approach most people without feeling insecure. Even if they’re rude, I just rationalize it’s because they are suffering from hemorrhoids or haven’t had sex in a while.
Similarly, I suck at taking photos. Rather than wallow in my inadequacy when compared to photographers such as these, I express myself with MS Paint instead. Not to say I’m spectacular at MS Paint but at least I have fun. Basically when life gives you lemons,
you make lemonade bring out the tequila!
How have you turned a weakness into a strength?