First it’s hard.
Then it’s easier.
Then it’s fun.
I saw this quote on Instagram and it really stuck with me.
I am always telling my kids that to be good at something – whether it’s an instrument, a skill, a sport – it takes work. Daily practice. Commitment. Effort.
You aren’t going to pick up a basketball and be great. It’s hard at first: missing all those rebounds, double dribbling, tripping over your own feet. But if you practice every day – those things get just a little easier. And eventually it becomes less work – and more fun.
This week, as I am doubling down on my 2019 resolutions, it was a good reminder for me too.
First it’s hard. Then easier. Then fun.
How is your January going? Any goals you are working towards? Here are a few things that caught my eye this week:
Did you know that today (the second Friday of January) is dubbed Quitter’s Day for new year’s resolutions?
I watched Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix this week. It made me want spent some serious time decluttering. I guess some other people felt the same way. (New Yorker)
Two great contests for kids kicked off this month: Doodle for Google (art contest for grades K-12) and NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge. (grades 5-12) Also – if you live in Nashville, this Lego contest at the library is fun too (pre-K-12)
Cup of Jo had a great post on how books in the UK often have different cover art.
Ready for some ocean views? Check out this beautiful Instagram account from Feeding a Family’s Sarah Waldman.