Motivation for practice

With my last entry being a few weeks ago and not keeping up to my personal promise, I found it quite disappointing that I have not practice nor wrote blogs of any kind. I was reflecting on what I have been doing the last few weeks and what really was keeping me from practicing.

There has been a period of about 2-3 months where I was practicing consistently. I had moved into my wife’s home and everything was nice and tidy. As time went a long, documents, binders, napkins, medicine, and all other kinds of junk keep piling up on the only sitting space I have in this home. By the way, home is our room. Its the only space I have. It has taken a toll on my motivation.

Every time I just look at the desk, I cringe in despair. The desk is tiny to begin with and it’s loaded with my wife’s personal documents and other things that she has not reviewed in at least a year. Having a spacious, neat, and tidy desk seems to be very important to me.

If I really want to practice, get better at calligraphy, and continue documenting my progress, my next would be to get a bigger desk and tidy up (throw away junk). I believe this will help be become more motivated to sit down and start practicing. There is no better feeling than to practice on a tidy and clean desk!

What has helped maintained your motivation to practice calligraphy or other hobbies?

Introduction

Hello and thank you for visiting my very first blog site.

I am excited to get this blog up and running to document my journey learning calligraphy. First of all, I have little to no art talent and do not come from a family of artist. The idea of reaching out to discover my interests gives me a sense of accomplishment and happiness.

Another reason I am excited to document my journey learning calligraphy is the medium I am using to document, the internet. Throughout this process, not only am I going to enhance my skills in calligraphy, but also learn more about blogging, media, marketing, and etc. I hope to produce at least 1 entry per week, which may seem kind of low.

I suppose throughout my blogs, the reader will get to know more about who I am as a person. This is an intro blog entry, so here it goes: I’ve been awed by how detailed and beautiful illuminated manuscripts appeared with its fancy writing and exquisite capital lettering ever since my high school English teacher did a lecture on it. Ten years later, I thought I would finally pique my interest in calligraphy and make it a goal to create an illuminated manuscript. About what? I have no freaking clue! Do I know what kind of skill and materials are necessary to create one- Fuck no.

Although I am not talented in calligraphy or any other kind of art, I did get to practice wrestling for at least 10 years of my life. Wrestling was and still is an important part of my life. I enjoy practicing, teaching, and coaching wrestling.

For my next post, I am hoping to post what I have been doing/practicing before setting up this blog and any troubles that I have ran into.