I will be honest, when I first saw this question posted somewhere on the intrinsic tangles of the internet, I rolled my eyes. I really did. After I got my sarcasm out, I began analyzing how I would answer this question for myself. What AM I good at? I am good at making jokes (sometimes in the least opportune moments of life but that is a part of me that I refuse to change. There comes a time in everyone's life when we question what we are good at, what is it that makes us human and vulnerable, strong and authentic- all at once. Of course....we are woman warriors.
We are good at juggling a hundred things at once, except taking care of ourselves. We are good at listening to advice without following our own. We certainly rein over the other gender in how we are able to multi-task, keep schedules straight, kids fed and clothed and god forbid we take 30 minutes for a quick walk or facial or something else that helps us feel more human! So, I am good at many, many things. I am good at doing more than one thing at a time (despite research that says the opposite- I am superwoman and get more things done than most men on any given day (I really am not a man-hater....promise). I am good at "keep on-keepin' on. In other words, I am 'stead-fast' in nature.
I fight for what I believe in, having the common sense to know when to back down and can find amazing ways to solve problems. I am persistent with my profession, with my family, my children's success and happiness and I am good at looking for new alternatives even in the darkest of moments and believe me when I say there have been dark days in my life (just like everyone else). Talking about what we are good at is liberating, if not empowering in nature. We spend so much time taking care of others and making sure that everyone else is "good" that we forget to notice what it is that we are GOOD at. So, take a moment to write down all of the things that you are good at! If you need help finding the sliver lining, ask those friends and family that are close to you.
About this Woman Warrior!
Samantha Afanador is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the proud owner of a private counseling practice in Apex, North Carolina Peak Professional Group. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and has been a woman warrior since the very tender age of 16 when she first stood up for women's rights in the Dominican Republic. She has played many roles in her life and uses her sense of humor, authentic projection of herself and her clinical knowledge to support and mentor those around her.