** please note that my phone is a bollox and is not allowing me to upload… or maybe its wordpress who is the bollox. Either way, the blog has no clips or pics at this minute but check back later, I’m working on it!***
Hello there! Its been almost 2 weeks! I’ve missed you! Apoligise for the lack of postage last week however it does bring news of a 2 for 1 special this week! This being the first installment:
Week 6: Juggling.
This challenged baffled me. I thought it would be pretty staright forward. At the start of the week I looked at my board of challenges (which is a white board, not a group of delegates who decide what i do each week. Although that would be super cool, who wants to be in my Board of Challenges. I wanna be Senior Vice President!) Anyway, I looked at the board and saw “Juggling” and thought to myself Ah, that’ll be easy enough. I wont need to practice everyday. So i left it til the third day to actually get started and WOW juggling is hard.
My good old teacher Mr YouTube gave me a few tutorials on the subject. Starting off with just one ball, which I rock at by the way! Then on to two, and this is where the problems began.. as a child i was taught to “juggle” by throwing one ball in the air while passing the other to your empty hand
[Video of old school juggling: Pending]
I’ve been doing that for years. Since I was about 5. So when it came to learn the actual way to juggle. I just couldn’t break my old habits. After a day or so I felt I could move on to 3 balls and I think I have a mental block, my hand eye coordination is atrocious. Like I know what i have to do and my hands are capable of doing it.But I just can’t seem to mash it together! In my tutorial for the three balls it told me to practice just getting the third ball in th air and then catching all three balls, so i practiced that for ages and then when it came to just getting a cycle going my stupid brain kept wanting to stop after I’d caught the third ball. I’d end up doing 3 successful juggles only to have a complete brain fart and through the forth juggle across the room!
So for the first time I failed a challenge. Which I’m secretly happy about. It’s good to have a bit of failure in the blog. It’s about challenges. At the beginning I was calling this my accomplishments blog but its about the challenge. Nevertheless. When I have a bit of spare time I’ll pick up the juggling balls and give it another shot. and will of course update you if I master it.
[Embarrassing video of my attempts to come in a few hours! ]
Week 6: Juggling…..FAIL!