Sunday, 9 November 2014

Keep on trying!!!!

Some times you have to do stuff that is hard. Maybe that hard thing is work or even school. But you should keep trying! And at one point you will do it! SO I convince you to KEEP TRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!! So whoever reads this remember to KEEP TRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So keep that in your brain.

Please tell me a time you have kept on trying when it was very hard.


  1. I am learning how to decorate a cake with fondant. It's new to me. It's a little scary (I don't want to mess up a cake that I'm making for someone very special). I have talked to friends who decorate cakes, searched online for videos (and watched a lot of them), practiced rolling it out on forms (before I put it on a real cake), and started preparing everything two weeks before the cake has to be made.

    It's hard to do this, but I want to learn it, so I'm trying a lot of different things and practicing. While the final cake may not be as perfect as I would like it to be, I'm sure that special someone will know how much time and work I put into it. (And will probably laugh with me about all the mistakes and mess-ups.)

  2. This is a fantastic blog post, Stacy! Thanks for sharing your words of encouragement! I can share a story of my own that has to do with trying and trying again.

    I started taking karate when I was 9 years old. I liked the forms (which are routines made up of a number of movements in a certain order) because I was good at them, and the movements were fun. What I didn't enjoy was passing the yearly exams to get the next belt.

    I found it really hard to memorize the names of moves, kicks, punches, and stances. There were over 100 of these to memorize in order, and they were all in Japanese. My ability to memorize what I needed to for the exams caused me great stress each year, and I barely passed most of the tests. Since I was really stressed out before every exam, I thought about quitting often, but my parents said that I should keep trying, and think about how hard I had already worked to get to where I was.

    In order for me to continue in karate and learn more of the forms that I loved, I tried different ways of memorizing the moves. I tried writing them down and drawing pictures of them, practicing whenever I could, having a partner practice with me, making up songs or tunes that could help me to remember them, and asking the people in my club how they prepared for the tests. It took a long time for me to memorize them.

    I can't say that I loved the exams, but I kept at it, and earned my black belt when I was 16. I am still proud of what I did, even though I didn't always like it. And when I started teaching high school students, I had something to share with my students that made them pay a little more attention to me in class!