I wasn’t going to respond to today’s Daily Prompt because I enjoy too many different aspects of life to want to make the decision on which one skill I would like to master, which one I’d like to attain perfection.
However, while commenting on the Cheeky Diva’s response, an idea did come to me that trumps the rest and pushed me to share with my faithful readers.
Sure, I’d love to become a master in drawing and painting. I’d relish being a master of writing and editing. Beat matching, track selection, pitch control? I am a dj after all and to be the master of those skills would be fantastic. I love sport too and would be thrilled if I were a master of volleyball or soccer (football). You see my initial dilemma? How do I pick from that list?
What trumps all of those ideas?
As many of you know, my wife and I are expecting our first. Fatherhood… Being a parent… That’s it, right?
As Cheeky Diva explained to me, there is no way to be a perfect parent, there is no way to guarantee that mistakes won’t be made – and making mistakes and learning from them is probably an essential part of being a parent. She is right, of course, you don’t get to be a Diva without knowing such things.
But, as the pressure of the unknown, the weight of uncertainty, collapse upon me, the desire to know that I will make all the right decisions is tempting to say the least. To be a master at parenting, to always know what to say, to always have the answers, to always make the right decisions and choices, to be strong when needed and forgiving when required, to be the disciplinarian when called upon and a champion when accolades are warranted…
If I could be master of any skill in the world, how could I choose anything else?