bogeyandruby

Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

I like the word mediocrity.

Ordinariness. Passableness. Averageness.

I dabble in a lot of things that I’m okay at. Nothing wrong with being okay at something. It’s better than sucking at it.

My husband has a teeshirt that reads, « World’s okayest guitar player ». I love that. I’ll be the world’s okayest dabbler.

I did win something once. It was a Kiwanis scholarship at my high school convocation. Unfortunately, I wasn’t listening when it was announced. Probably daydreaming about some boy I had a crush on.

On cue and clueless, I clapped along with everyone else when they announced my name, until the classmate next to me nudged me and said I’d better get on stage.

I wouldn’t say it is the biggest regret in my life, but it is a small one. That the one time I managed to rise above mediocrity, I had no idea why. 🤓

Ever won anything? Excel or dabble? Do share!

My husband and Tommy Emmanuel (World’s Best Guitar Player).

8 thoughts on “June 19th: Mediocrity

  1. mmenathalie says:

    I rarely was the best in anything, but I did do well in a few academic areas! Enough to get my name called. Third highest average in high school, 10th in Québec in a national math contest. Ok, I can brag I was the first in my school. And my students all tell me I’m the best teacher. Until they reach grade 3!

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    1. bogeyandruby says:

      Those are accomplishments worth bragging about, Nathalie! Not to mention all the students you are helping nurture to their fullest potential. Some people are lucky enough have that one teacher that divides the before and after. For me, it was also my grade 2 teacher. I have never forgotten her because she made me feel special in a way that no other teacher ever has. Doesn’t matter what happened afterwards, she was the one who made all the difference. ❤️

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  2. Jean says:

    I won a music scholarship in college. I won 80 follars on the lottery, does that count? Pretty regular here too.

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    1. bogeyandruby says:

      Yes, it counts! And winning a music scholarship is an amazing accomplishment in a field that is so competitive. As for everything else, the pressure is off, Jean. We can live peacefully while flying under the radar. 🙂

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  3. Jean says:

    obviously I didn’t ever learn how to text.

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  4. Cheryl Schuster says:

    Sharon, I too am not really good at doing anything but I am usually willing to give things a try. The only thing that I can remember being best at was when I was 8 years old and I won a prize at school for coming up with the most words using the letters in the name of the town I lived in (Wolverhampton). I can’t remember what the prize was but I do remember being so proud.

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    1. bogeyandruby says:

      I’m not surprised you won that contest. Funny how those warm memories from our childhood stay with us even when we’ve forgotten the details of the event.

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