Re-Discovering My Passion, Again…

November 14, 2010 at 11:55 am 6 comments

Your feet can learn the steps, but only your heart can skate them….

Ah, the smell of the arena; the glint of the lights on a freshly flooded sheet of ice.

Bliss.

My first true love, my hearts desire.  Figure skating.  For a sport that’s infamous for it’s judging, it’s the one place I know that I can go, and not judge myself.

It’s just me, and the ice.  The old friend, that you haven’t seen in a while, but you know will welcome you back with open arms.  The caress of its love as you take that first step on the ice, the feel of your blades carving the ice. “You’re back”, he says. “I’ve missed you”.

The whisper of the air moving past you as you pick up speed, and then the feeling of your body as your muscle memory kicks in – a little rusty at first, but ah! there it is, you’re skating in the ice, and not on top of it.

Hello Lover. It’s been a long time, old friend, and I’ve missed you too, but I’m back.

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Visualizing Myself Thinner Looking Forward To Week Three

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. FitBizGal  |  November 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Following from Weekend blog hop.
    Nice blog!

    Reply
    • 2. Patricia Eales  |  November 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks for coming by!

      Reply
  • 3. Jackie  |  November 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    How I wish I could skate. It looks so easy but I am terrified of slipping and falling on the ice. this is why I never could out of fear but I wish I could skate well enough to get past that fear. I did it with rollerskating mind you.

    coming from say hi sunday

    Reply
    • 4. Patricia Eales  |  November 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Jackie, thanks for coming by. I used to rollerskate all the time when I was in highschool. The principle is the same, just ice instead of concrete. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Patty (Nana Poppins)  |  November 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Hope you have a great week!!

    Patty (Nana Poppins)
    http://www.nanapoppins.com

    Reply
    • 6. Patricia Eales  |  November 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks for coming by Patty! Enjoy your week as well! Hop, hop….

      Reply

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