I had an absolute blast learning to juggle. After making my juggling bean bags the other day I was ready and raring to get going, hoping that I could run away and join circus by the end of the day.
Ok, so I was maybe a bit optimistic. I thought I knew how to juggle with two balls, and adding a third wouldn’t be too much harder – after viewing this really helpful video I realised I didn’t even know how to juggle with one ball. The circus was going to have to wait.
I practised for roughly an hour before I attempted to use three bean bags. I’m so glad I made the bean bags as they just stayed where they are when I dropped them. I couldn’t imagine having the same amount of patience chasing after juggling balls all afternoon.
Using three was a lot more challenging. Waiting until one ball was at the top of the arch before throwing the next was a lot easier with two – sometimes I just didn’t have the coordination or confidence to let go of that third one! Eventually though, I began to get a feel for it, until I unbelievably, actually, managed to juggle with three bean bags. I couldn’t believe it! The circus was back on the cards!
I had such good fun learning to juggle and managed to amaze myself when I realised I was getting better. What I thought would be a fun thing to have a go at, turned into something that I have already practised multiple times in the 24 hours since doing it. I genuinely didn’t think I’d be able to do it. I’m determined to keep practising and nail those throws!