Good afternoon, quarantine queens (and kings):

Today is finally Friday! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for school to be over! This week has been quite a long week. I have surprisingly had a lot of free time this week, which felt so weird, but also made it feel longer. I am so used to having a bunch of homework to turn in, but instead, I have procrastinated on this blog and am honestly not feeling very stressed. I kind of like the idea of writing my blog entries on Fridays only because I can tell whoever is reading these is focused on all about my week. This week has consisted of using my new spinner. Let me just tell you guys, it is probably the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. This spinner is supposed to help me with my off-ice spins/rotations. I have only been practicing some single rotations and working on my form. My little brother has been trying to use it, too. It is one of the funniest things ever. To be honest, sometimes I think that he is even better at using it than I am. Of course, that is because he just swings his arms around and tries not to fall down, but I, on the other hand, am all about form.

I’ve got to start slow with only single rotations until I can gradually get to the multiple rotations and faster spins. I can truthfully tell you that I am having a little bit of trouble trying to keep my balance, but that is only because I am scared that I am going to fall. I think that the fear of falling is what causes me to fall sometimes. It is like I am too busy overthinking about how scared I am that I am going to fall that I just slowly start to move my thoughts from having a suitable form to not falling. That is a huge no-no. One of the number one rules for skaters, and most sports, is never to let the fear of falling keep you from flying. Well, in this case, do not let it keep you from skating. You see, it’s different when you’re actually on the ice. You don’t have time to think. You kind of just have to go for it. I am so ready to get back on the ice and just go for it.

I did something crazy, well not necessarily crazy, I guess. I ordered a pair of inline roller skates so that I can practice even though I can’t go to the ice skating rink. The only thing that I didn’t really like about them was the color. I only had the option to get them in purple. I mean, they don’t look completely terrible, but they are just a teensy bit too girly. Those of you that know me to know that I rarely wear colors. Here’s to trying something new. 

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