Is there a talent or a skill you wish you had but don't?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. jenbeach21 profile image74
    jenbeach21posted 7 years ago

    Is there a talent or a skill you wish you had but don't?

    I see things in nature sometimes and I wish I could sit and paint that exact scene as it is before me but I can't. I just don't have that skill. Is there some talent you wish you had? Or even a skill. I have always wanted to learn how to surf and maybe one day I will learn. Until then, I look on with envy!

  2. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 7 years ago

    I'd really like to be able to sew well, to alter or make clothes. At junior school, I did some cross-stitch and sewed the work to my own skirt. The teacher had to cut me free. Then at senior school, that teacher watched on as I cut out material to make a dress, but it was a size too small. My mum wrote a letter complaining about the waste of money, and the teacher had it in for me after that. I need to get over it, and take some lessons.

  3. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    A talent for playing piano. Whenever I play, it reminds me of my grandmother but she had a talent for playing.

  4. teaches12345 profile image91
    teaches12345posted 7 years ago

    I can sing, but not American Idol quality... would love to be able to sing well, just for my own pleasure.

  5. ivanmarginal profile image60
    ivanmarginalposted 7 years ago

    I wish I could sing. lol... My voice is terrible and terrorizing, my sister said that.

  6. onegoodwoman profile image70
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    Both my sister and my husband are talented artists.   
    Either of them can free hand a still life, a portrait, or a cartoon.

    Neither of them care about showcasing or expanding their ability.

    Each of them, say, that, I have not " developed" my writing talent.

    I guess, the grass really does seem to be greener on the other side.

  7. profile image0
    oceansiderposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I would love to be a good artist, to be able to paint beautiful pictures....I used to sketch a lot when I was much younger, but I kind of lost interest in it....not so sure I was too good at it anyway.....but being able to express yourself through painting would be wonderful, I just don't think I am very talented in that area....although I am better in the areas of writing and playing the piano.....we all have different gifts.

  8. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    I wish I knew more about cars. I'd like to be able to change my own oil, do minor car repairs on my own, etc. but haven't had a chance to learn those skills. About all I know is how to put gas in it and how to put air in the tires. sad


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)