Ice Skating | 14 November 2020

On Saturday evening, I decided to venture into Philadelphia and go ice skating. This past weekends, the temperatures dipped down into normal range and I could enjoy the ice! I also taught a little boy, Dexter, how to skate. Along with his parents, by the end of the session, he was skating without falling. His parents thanked me for helping them and called me “coach.” What a lovely evening!

Fun fact: 5 years ago on Friday was my first time ice skating and I didn’t know how to do it. And 5 years ago I was afraid of the ice.

5 years later, I know how to ice skate! I taught myself 4 years ago and after a lesson in NYC in 2019, I’m more comfortable and feel confident.

See what overcoming a fear and continuing on after some failures can do! Maybe with some more practice, I can become an Olympic figure skater!

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One thought on “Ice Skating | 14 November 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It’s great to see you back on skates again, dear friend. Another season of fun at the rinks is underway! I’m happy to learn that the temp cooled down enough Saturday to facilitate skating. It was super nice of you and quite an accomplishment to teach little Dexter to skate w/o falling in only one session. Your camera captured some especially nice moments, moments that Dexter might fondly remember the rest of his life. Just think how the kindness and helpfulness you gave to a family of strangers that evening made a difference. Also think back to when you couldn’t skate at all, took quite a few tumbles and felt embarrassed. You persevered, conquered your fear and ultimately triumphed. Now that you are on your way, there’s no telling how great a skater you could be. That goes for all your other endeavors as well.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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