Of the games I find in the newspaper, the one I find most challenging is the crossword puzzle. I have a lot of Respect (yes, with a capital ‘R’) for anyone who can complete a crossword without tweaking their neck glancing upside down at the answer key.
I have a lot of trouble with crossword clues. I find them to be way too vague, confusing and/or clever for me. There are also quite a bit of pop culture references that fly over my head. Lastly, my brain does not recall words in a way that works when seeing partially filled or empty boxes on a piece of paper..
Maybe it is a matter of practice. Or maybe crosswords will never be my forte. That latter statement makes me cringe a little. It is not very “growth mindset” oriented but realistically, can we really approach everything with a growth mindset? Aren’t/shouldn’t there be some things in our lives where we say “I’m okay not being great at that.”
I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.