You are so hard on yourself.
Take a moment.
Marvel at your life:
at the grief that softened you,
at the heartache that wisened you.
you still grow.
Be proud of this.
(Source: My yoga instructor closed class today with this quote. Then, I came home and found it online at Positivity Note, Pinterest)
Shortly after I started learning to write in Spencerian Script, Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000-hour rule” popped to mind. A brief search revealed the existence of some strong (and compelling) opposition to his “rule,” but, I will carry on, undaunted.
So, for fun and curiosity, I shall continue keeping track of the hours I spend practicing.