Posted By Kathleen David on September 28, 2012
I think everyone thinks that their brain is not a normal brain at sometime or another for a variety of reasons. It is those variations in our brains that allows us to do all kinds of things and be good at things that others might not be as good at.
We can train and expand our brains to a point and we do by learning and living.
I have a couple of things that I can do which I know not everyone can do with ease. One of those things is what has become to be called multitasking. I can do two things at once and have pretty much total focus on both. I can’t explain how I do it since I have been doing it all my life. It is not perfect but it has proved very useful over the years. I also have some serious retention skills which I have work on to keep them up and going. I have a problem solving brain. My hand/eye coordination is for spit but give me a problem that has to be thought through and I am good. I think that is one of the reasons I love math so much.
I learned yesterday that Caroline has inherited my multitasking skills because she did two tasks at once and doing both of them rather well. She was also making intuitive leaps that allowed her to solve problems as she went along. I thought that she had these skills but I had evidence presented to me that she can do these skills and do them well.
I know that my mother has these skills as well so that’s three generations of multitaskers. We also have excellent skills in spatial relations, which has served me very well in packing. I have received compliments for bell-men for it.
Someone once told me that I should teach how I do two things at once and make it so effortless. I informed them that I can’t because I am not sure how I do it, I just do. Caroline is the same way. She can’t explain it, but she sure as heck can do it. And yes, I am proud of her to being able to do it.
I am grateful for my mental skills that allow me to do all kinds of nifty things.