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10 activities I tried as a kid and gave up on

10 activities I tried as a kid and gave up on
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    1. Saxophone

    My dad insisted me and my brother take music classes. I didn't care for it. Nowadays however, the thought of playing the saxophone is appealing. It would have been nice if I had found a way to enjoy it back then.

    2. Clarinette

    Actually, the saxophone was too heavy for me so I had to switch to the clarinette. I guess I was about 8 or so.

    3. Baseball

    I'm from Belgium. Baseball is not a thing. At all. Every time I come across something about baseball, I skip it because I have no interest in it. I might find it interesting if I looked into it, but I never bothered. However, when I was around 13, I was somewhat curious about it and signed up to try it, as there was a place in Brussels where you could try it. It was all inside, though. No actual baseball field. I think I was the only one who was there for the first time and nobody explained the rules to me. It was uncomfortable.

    4. Aikido

    I met my best friend in our first year of kindergarten. 25 years ago. When we were around 6, he invited me to do aikido with him. I did it for about a year, didn't like it, and stopped. He kept going and became a black belt. I don't regret it, though. It seems boring to me.

    5. Guitar

    When I was around 13, I took guitar classes for about a year. I think I wasn't practicing much outside of classes, though. I guess it wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be.

    6. Drums

    I think I rather enjoyed it, but I only took a few classes. My parents weren't financially ready to buy me a drum set.

    7. Music theory

    This started even before the saxophone. Something my dad insisted on. I hated it and didn't understand anything about it. Maybe I would have continued had the teacher been different?

    8. Fencing

    One class. They didn't even give me a sword.

    9. Karate

    One class. This may be a false memory, but I'm pretty sure the instructor made a kid do a bunch of push-ups because he was late. I must have felt intimidated by that. As an adult, I probably still would be.

    10. Improv

    I was 10. My mom wanted me to try something new. She suggested improv, not knowing what it was. She thought it was about making sounds for movies. You know, like the sounds of stepping shoes and things like that.

    I did it for a few weeks, maybe. Can't remember if I tried it twice or twenty times.

    One time, each kid had to line up and tell the teacher "I love you" and line up again if she didn't find it believable. I was the worst at it, and I ended up being the last one, trying again and again in front of everybody. Pretty sure this traumatized me.

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