A Skilled Lady [EF#1]

Here I go again with an English post. Since I’ve joined in an online English club called Blog English Club (BEC), I’m challenged -along with the other members- to post in English every Friday with a theme given. The theme for this week is about how I describe my 2015 life will be in one word. What is your word for 2015?!


I choose “Skilled” as my 2015 theme.


Quoting the meaning of Skilled from Merriam Webster dictionary:

“having the training, knowledge, and experience that is needed to do something : having a lot of skill”


I was a shy person. I would close my self for any actions that were related to meeting people. And I was a person who took any orders by anyone else without asking why and how. Whatever the tasks were, I accepted them without complain and tried to find the way out to finish them by myself until done.

But then, as the time went by, I questioned myself what are the exact skill/s I got by finishing all the tasks. And I got the answer with nothing. Why was that? Because after finishing each task I easilly forgot with what I had done. I realize that too much tasks to do without mastering at least one skill could make me frustrated with my future. I was really frustrated when seeing another young people (even younger than me) knew what they had to do, be a master of it, and inspired other people. Moreover, I lost all relation with other people because of my ‘excessive concentration’ in finishing all the tasks. So there I was until the end of 2014.


Entering a new year, I plant to myself -repeatedly- that I have to shine. Shining means that I must be a better person with the right skill/s so then I know how I bring myself and my family to the future. To be like one, I need to realize my skills. And proudly I say that I have skills in writing, organizing an event, and web development. Definitely, the skill level I have now is in the very basic level. But I believe with some disciplinary actions I will be a skilled lady. πŸ™‚

The disciplinary actions are:

  1. Praying: I believe that this is the key of success. But I don’t say that God should approved my requests. Praying means bowing down to HIS authority that He, Himself, has given me such skills to be developed. Really, I was lazy in Praying. πŸ˜€
  2. Learning: Most people, including me, didn’t like the process of learning. We think it was wasteful, wasting time and money. But I take this seriously now. Without learning how can I be the master of my skills??
  3. Practicing: Shyness can be an obstacle of practicing more. Afraid of being corrected that made me failed to do more. And I shall be discipline in practicing more. Like the old said, practice makes perfect!
  4. Socialization: At the end of 2014 I pushed myself to go out from my own comfortable zone. I joined with any social groups that I found interesting. And it has already been two months since I first joined BEC. It is fun!!! Again like the old said, human can’t live by himself.
  5. Consistency: or I might say with ‘diligence’. I was a person who was excited at first then weak at the end. Consistency is the answer. Consistency will take me higher and higher.
  6. Managing Time: Each person is given the same amount of time -24 hours-.  To master my skills I need a good time management. I guess 24 hours are not enough. Why? Because I have life. I have a new family and I don’t want to ruin it just because I spend too much time on mastering my skills. Then I’m looking for a better pattern on managing my time.




This is my word of 2015 (and its explanation). What’s yours??



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NB: Aside of that, I enclose this post to The Daily Post as a daily prompt I Got Skills since It delivers the same theme with what I have shared. πŸ™‚

49 comments on “A Skilled Lady [EF#1]

  1. Good luck with the steps you plan on being skillfull.

    Here are some remarks from me:

    I would close my self. It should be myself. I guess this is only a typo of yours.

    But then, as the time went by, I questioned myself what are the exact skill/s I got by finishing all the tasks.Are in thise sentence must also be a typo I believe as the rest of the post you use the tense so consistently.

    Entering a new year, I plant to . The right spelling is plan from the verb to plan. It is plan – planned – planned – planning. Plant means tanaman or a factory.

    I realize that too much tasks. Task is a countable noun, so you should write too many tasks here.

    That’s all Sandrine. You did well!

  2. hai mba Sandrine, you know when I read your post, I read it loudly and gently until I really was carried out by the atmosphere of softness #halaah bahasa nya acakadut, I hope you get my point hihihi. So, when I see your face on your close up pic, I just guessed that you have soft personality. nice to know you…

    1. Hehehehe… ketebak juga…
      I have a soft personality.. but the bad side is, if it’s too soft, it would be very sensitive…
      Hope I can balance my softness πŸ™‚
      Nice to know you to mba…

  3. Me too, Mba Sandrine! I find myself take orders easily, without asking why and how. I will feel an urge to ask when I face an obstacle while doing the task. How silly I am πŸ˜€

    So, me too, want to be more skilled this year. I do not want to be a mediocre in everything πŸ™‚

  4. Mbak, I’m a shy person too. And I don’t have any skills. Hihihi.. But I want to learn about everything, especially English. And it’s so fun. πŸ˜€

    1. I don’t think that you don’t have any skills. You blog nicely mba Bebi. It can be your skill. You just need to look for it deeper and improve it πŸ™‚
      Yeayyyy, it is so much fun!!! :))

  5. The actions taken is nicely explained. I’ll take note of it to improve myself too, I think.

    Anyhow, hello Sandrine! Is this my first visit to your blog. OOT, you are so pretty! I like your close up photo with that flower on your ear. πŸ˜‰

    1. Hellow mba Miwwa, thank you for visiting mine duh jadi malu πŸ˜€
      Hopefully you find this post useful and feel free to take note at it πŸ™‚

      Owow you are making me blushing… But really it’s the photographer skill that made it looks pretty πŸ˜€

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