Scaredy Cat Challenge – 28 January 2011

The last time I posted about our Scaredy Cat Challenges was 9 January, so I thought it was about high time I checked in with you all… Did you get started? Do you need a gentle kick up the backside? ;D

My own personal challenge this time round has been learning to play the piano. I have to say that it’s still going really well. Practising every day. Because – gasp – I enjoy it! Though, of course, the more I learn, the more I realise that there’s just so dang much to learn! (How does that work?!) I’m babystepping my way forward and learning a lot about myself in the process. Hmm, I’m a perfectionist? Now, where did I hear that before? 🙂

Last week at my lesson, I was playing a piece that had been causing me no end of grief (moving out of my comfort zone of C major to F major). I said afterwards to the teacher that I was annoyed with myself that, a whole week later, there was still one place where I was messing up. And he said (in Danish, with a Norwegian accent), “Okay, that’s as maybe. But think of all the other parts where you got it right!”. Aha! Yes. Concentrate on the victories. Isn’t that what I’m always preaching to the kids? ;D

Anyway, as the piano thing has now become an everyday part of my life (woo hoo, woo hoo!), I think it’s time to get out of my comfort zone again and pick a brand new challenge. After all, it’s January, the start of a new year. A fresh page!

I’m going to have a look and see what the others are up to for inspiration. I suggest you do the same. And when you’re ready for the plunge, we’re here to hold your hand and be scared together! Add your blog with the Linky below, or leave a comment.

Have an ivory-tickling-tastic Friday! 🙂