Jenn, I can't help with the writing.
I just try different things. Something bring me more enjoyment that others, some turn out great others, well we won't go ther!
Just try new stuff, the stuff you enjoy keep on doing the stuff you don't let go!
Does this help?
I can't say I have many talents, but I do have a lot of interests. I find myself focusing on one interest extensively. I don't think I am a talented type, but I do think I have learned more about my interests. As an example, I love to garden, but don't feel I am a master gardener. I love it enough to spend a lot of time reading about it and digging in the dirt. I look forward to planting and designing. I don't find it a talent because it's a learned hobby. So to answer your question, I don't think everyone has talent, but I believe in natural talent or at least a strong interest to learn a hobby well and that it can be nurtured through doing something you truly enjoy or are passionate about.
I think everyone has been given a gift (talent), be it art, writing, singing, playing music, etc. and its buried deep within us. It just comes naturally to us.
I also agree that we can have many interests or passions and those we have to find by focusing on a couple of interests and going from there. I have a passion for quilting, but I don't believe thats my gifting. My gifting is drawing but I've not nutured that gifting - its lain dormat for a number of years.
When I became interested in quilting, just as Sara did in gardening, I read books, took courses and worked hard at getting my quilting to where it is today. The same thing happened when I wanted to learn about gardening or making bears.
Don't give up on your song writing, but look at other areas you might find of interest to you. You'll probably find you have many different interests when you really begin to look.
Just experiment with everything that is of intrest to you. You'll find one that just strikes your fancy and thne you'll just take off doing it. I don't consider myself talented either, but I too have lots of intrests. So just dabble in whatever you like and you'll find something.
i am good at drawing and at writting peoms. however i find i get burned out on both of them really quickly especailly if i try to do them on their own. but when i incorporate them in a hobby like scrapbooking, i don't seem to get the mental blocks as often. i have also found that if i take a break from them for a while and do something that has nothing to do with them, like knitting or chroceting, i can go back to them with a clear head and confidence.
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