My last challenge (in more detail over here):

Do something that you have been willing to learn, for half an hour every day.


Ok so I didn’t make a movie, but I do have a GIF for you. The benefit for me: it looks like I am juggling for ever and ever without ever dropping the ball. Score.

I might make a video one day if I reach my goal of being able to juggle for one minute straight (that is nowhere near happening any time soon haha).

What was fun?
Becoming better at it. Also taking action towards something I have been wanting to do for a long time.

What was difficult?
Actually committing. As you might have noticed I sneakily took two weeks for this challenge in stead of one. That is because after one week I only juggled a few days in stead of every day. Half an hour isn’t that much, but I can’t expect to magically have more time in my week: in stead I need to plan my time and make it a priority over other things I am doing.
Second of all: patience. I wish I was a juggling pro after a week of practicing, but as with everything you want to be good at; it takes a lot of time and hard work. I always have a tendency to expect unrealistic results of myself if I have a goal in mind; thinking it will be something ‘I will just do’.

What did I learn?
Everything you want to learn takes time, effort and perseverance. I am nowhere near as good as I would like to be, but at least I made a first effort. I should realize that I AM able to do anything, but I do need to commit to it and set realistic goals. Therefore it is better to set goals in terms of effort, like ‘half an hour each day’ in stead of ‘being a master after a week’, because the latter will get me unmotivated. On a more practical note: juggling above a surface (like bed or table) considerably decreases the amount of times you need to bend over all the way to the ground to collect the balls after they have fallen for the zillionth time.

If you want, you can check out the idea behind my creative challenges plus a list of past ones over here.


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    April 1, 2012 at 22:43

    Wow, you are getting so good! I haven’t started on my uke yet but I plan to this week, thanks for the recommendations :)

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 3, 2012 at 07:00

      You’re welcome! Exciting :D I actually want to pick up my ukulele again as well, haven’t touched it in ages.. :S

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    April 2, 2012 at 04:48

    I absolutely love these creative challenges, it is so so good for the soul and spirit Marielle! How fun is this post, and seeing that interactive photo…:)

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 3, 2012 at 07:07

      I agree, I think it might have to do with growth. That the process of development makes us happy :)

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    Hena Tayeb

    April 2, 2012 at 15:15

    awesome.. it’s is great how you keep challenging yourself..

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    double crochets

    April 3, 2012 at 10:27

    :D wow! congrats!

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    Big Tavel Adventure

    July 10, 2012 at 22:41

    great! that’s exactly what i’ve been doing this year, trying to learn new things that i never imagined of doing. somehow learning new skills helping my normal day to day life much more interesting…


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