Because of my ACL injury, I was not allowed to play the drums, so I decided to learn guitar as I already had one,
LO 1- Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth.
As guitar was not an entirely new instrument for me as I last learned it in Grade 3, I already remembered some cords and how to play them. Then I took the help of some youtube videos to get even more understanding of how fingers move. I was able to play saregama in an hour of learning and was able to play most of the chords.
LO 2- Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken in developing new skills.
As I had my ACL injury, it was challenging to play the instrument as my leg use to hurt so to overcome this; I played guitar alternate days. Also, my left hand wasn’t very used to playing as is used to hurt a lot, but taking 10-10 min breaks in between the sessions helped me overcome this problem.
LO 3- Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
Because of the injury, I had plenty of time to practice as I rarely left my room. Still, I decided to make a timetable as I use to procrastinate a lot, but now I try to finish my daily tasks on time. It also helped me overcome my laziness problem and motivated me to complete my lessons on time.
LO 4- Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
I practised around two hours daily for about a month, once I also decided to learn keyboard but I didn’t continue them because of my laziness. Similarly, there were instances when I decided to give up learning guitar also as it was challenging to manage because of my exams.