Setting myself a challenge

Well, I’ve decided that it’s time to set myself a challenge. I want to try and see if I can master being able to do something that I’ve always found hard. It’s just a small one, and it won’t matter too much if I don’t manage it because it’s something that I can cope without being able to do.

The other day I was reading a post on Charlotte Maccalum’s blog called My 1st Ponytail. In it she talks about tying her hair back. Her post is the inspiration behind the challenge that I am setting myself. So thank you Charlotte for writing that post.

Putting my hair into a ponytail is something that I’ve always struggled with because it would involve me using both of my hands, and it’s something that I find really, really hard to do because of my left hand. I think I’ve managed to do my own ponytail once a couple of years ago and I’ve never managed it since. Surely if I’ve done it once, I can do it again. It wasn’t perfect, but it sort of stayed in until I got to the university lecture that I was going to, and then I think I asked someone else to do it again for me.

So, my challenge to myself is this: I want to be able tie my hair back again, at least once, and maybe even being able to do it whenever I want. If it’s something that I don’t ever fully get the hang of it won’t really matter because I can always just wear it down like I do now, but it would be nice.

I’m not expecting to be able to do it straight away, or for it to be neat and tidy if I do manage it, but I’d like to try.

I’ll keep you posted about how I get on.

9 thoughts on “Setting myself a challenge

  1. I love setting myself challenges to push myself a little… It’s helps keep me focussed especially with physio. My current challenge is stretching my adductors , so I can stand with my legs far enough apart so I can get harnessed up to do a charity abseil in may, then carrying it on so I can get on a horse, because I really want to get back into horse riding 🙂


      1. Thanks! I’m really excited about the abseil!! I was lucky enough to grow up around horses, but haven’t ridden since I was about 13, really want to start again


      2. Aw that’s cool. I think I started at about 13 and did it for a couple of years. I know you said it’s not until May but good luck for the abseil!


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