doing new things

Omg…I can’t believe I haven’t blogged for a long long time.

So I’ve been busy trying new things and unfortunately being the slow learner that I am, I’m seriously battling with my confidence issues. The advice/encouragement I keep close to me to help me find the confidence to push on is from deary and an ex-colleague in Moove Media. Although deary is not a very patient person, he told me that I should tell myself that I can do it and he believes I can. The ex-colleague told me that if I keep being afraid to make mistakes and just keep doing things I already know and am confident of doing right, I will never learn anything new. So, I should challenge myself and do things that I have never done before.

Well, I tried learning to drive in the holidays which unfortunately wasn’t much since I started late and it was a short time back in Singapore. Deary made me drive a little near my aunt’s place when I came back to USA. Ermz…I almost mowed down the little bush on her front lawn.

The other thing I tried is learning to ice-skate. I’m trying very hard to master the little techniques. It’s kind of a pain to see everyone gliding on the ice effortlessly when I’m skating like a penguin who can’t seem to balance properly. But, I’m taking my time to learn and enjoying the short one hour per class. You see, sports and me don’t go together. It’s already a huge step forward for me to enjoy a sport – ice-skating. Maybe I’m just one of those who take a little longer than everyone else to learn. Just like the time I was learning to swim. I was the last one in my section to learn how to float and had to have my instructor guide me on a one-on-one basis.

The only thing I’m worried about is the skills test that is coming up next week. I have barely mastered the techniques that will be test. I managed to do backward swizzles today, but I’m still rather wobbly. For some reason, I can’t seem to find my balance to do a one-foot glide. I still can’t do a snowplow stop and obviously pumps on a circle. I wanted to practise during the weekend, but I fell sick so I couldn’t go to the ice arena. I don’t want to give up coz I’m having fun (although I’m the last one), but I don’t want to end up hurting my GPA too. Deary says to change it to a credit/no credit course. I don’t know…kinda in a dilemma.

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