Just something I thought I would post.
I remember many years ago, I would often carry a yoyo around with me, and I guess I had hopes of running into another player, or using it in the past time when I was bored.
But there was one thing I noticed that was interesting. Quite often, I would be nervous to take out the yoyo and throw, even though I know I really wanted to.
It was a feeling of somewhat not wanting people to notice my throwing, and just being under the public eye like that.
It was odd, but it was what was going on.
Fastforward a few years. I eventually got over those feelings of intimidation and nervousness and now I take out a yoyo to throw quite often. And I don’t mind being in the public eye. But as I spent some time talking to others arround the community, I found that quite a few had that feeling of nervousness that I did, and most didn’t like taking out the yoyo to throw unless people werent around or not looking.
I just want to say, that you don’t need to be nervous.
Think about why you may feel this way. Is it because you think you’re not good enough? Heres a news flash for you. Most of the public only knows up to rock the baby. SO if you can pull off a trapeze and bind it, people will be impressed. Whats considered beginner to most of us, is often seen as very difficult and sometimes impossible to the general public.
Maybe you think people will make fun of you. You know, no matter what you do, people will make fun of you, its something we all have to deal with in life. If someone makes fun of you for yoyoing, ignore it, cause they are missing out on something totally awesome. And the reason you yoyo should be for your own enjoyment in the first place.
Maybe you’re afraid you’ll mess up. Don’t worry about it. everyone messes up. Look at the top street performers out there. Jugglers, they drop stuff. Acrobats will trip up, diabolo players will drop, guitarist will miss a note. People know mess ups happen, and if it does, just take it as nothing, and fix what went wrong, and continue. Just relax and throw.
Yoyoing in public will only get you positive results. People find it interesting, sometimes you can make new friends, and even get others into yoyoing.
And even if you are just learning a split the atom, don’t worry, you have skills of which most have never seen before,
Don’t be scared, throw the yoyo when you want. And let the nerves leave you and relax.
Its great to expose the world to modern yoyoing, and this is the first big step.
Good luck foals.