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Learning to Juggle

  |     |   Circus, Skills, Epic Quest

I have wanted to learn to juggle for years but, for various reasons, I never got around to actually putting the effort in that’s required. I tried a couple of times on an ad hoc basis but never really got anywhere. When I got around to putting together “My Epic Quest” I added “Learn to juggle” to the list. Well, last year Rosie & George decided to give me a bit more encouragement and bought me a set of juggling balls for my birthday :smiley:.

This time I didn’t want to let George down so I put in the effort and practised everyday. The first day was pretty horrific, I managed to hit myself with the balls more than actually catch them! Each day got a little easier and by the end of the first week I was managing to catch 10 throws in a row on about 3 out of every 5 attempts. I was really pleased with how quickly I was learning this skill and it gave me the motivation to keep going.

By the end of September I was able to juggle consistently every time. Alright, so I still hadn’t quite got the hang of finishing a set properly and kept dropping the balls to finish, but I think I can safely say that I can now juggle :smiley:.

I now do a little juggling most days and actually find it quite relaxing. I have recently started trying to juggle clubs, but I haven’t put in the consistent effort with that yet, so it may take a while to get the hang of it.

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