I recently fell back in love with skating. I took a skating class with a friend a few weeks ago and realized how much I enjoyed it. I used to skate as a kid. I wasn’t doing tricks or anything but I knew how balance and not kill myself. My first pair of skates was an old pair of skates my cousin gave me when she got her rollerblades. She taught me how to roll and break. I just really enjoyed it. After awhile the skates got too worn for me to ride so I got rid of them and never thought about skating except a few times every now and then.
Even though I didn’t know any tricks I thought just knowing how to roll and stop was good enough. But doing the skating class had me realizing that I wasn’t doing that properly and I had a lot more to learn. I went to a second skating class. I soon realized that I wasn’t going to get better only practicing at this class once a week and on top I wasn’t going to retain anything by only being able to practice on the roller rink skates. Especially since the only time I would be able to practice is at the rink. Let me go back I realized I had a lot more to learn when I busted my butt last year when the husband and I had date night at a skating rink. The classes reminded me of that.
So I am now determined to learn to skate properly. I got a pair of skates and tried to immediately learn advanced tricks. Well advance to me. I never knew how to do a 360 turn. So for me that was advanced. I put my skates on and went outside. That’s when I realize that I have a fear of skating on the street. It is totally different from skating on the rink. Also I live on a hill. Let me tell you I haven’t gotten stuck on the top of that hop twice and had to talk myself into going back down. So now I have put myself to square one. I’m going to learn the proper way to skate. That is my hobby for the summer. I can’t wait to see where I’m at by the end of the summer. I’m currently trying to master bubbles. I’m getting better and more comfortable.
Learning to skate again is teaching me that I can’t go into everything head on. It’s also teaching me that I don’t know everything. Cause I certainly thought I was going to just be gone. Then I had a choice keep doing it my way and hurt myself or learn the right way. Even the Husband who is an awesome skater even though it has been years tried to show me some stuff and I was adamant at first that I knew what I was doing. Then I had to go back to him with my tell tuck between my legs and admit I needed help. Currently I’m getting lessons from YouTube and I’m having fun. I’ll keep you guys updated.