Monday, April 21, 2008

I Did It!

For a year now, I’ve been focusing on Allowing more Joy in my life.

Yesterday I read this post about a lady changing a flat tire for the first time.

Today, I allowed my five-year-old son, the Manager I’ve been chatting with since January, as well as the smile I felt on my own face, to talk me into doing something I was just plain scared to do.

I thought “if Frank can do it, I can do it!” and “I’m not afraid of doing it, but of the potential for pain later.” I even thought “I use to do something quite like this; and I’ve been studying, so, I CAN DO THIS!”

Eventually, I decided to try it…

I spent 20 minutes on the ice during which time, I went back and forth on the short side… changed skates to a wider size, then went around the rink once. The result was a sore left shoulder (from holding onto the edge of the wall) and… GLEE! I was so happy with myself!

The cutest thing about this, was that Frank reminded me of what I was thinking "Mom. You can go slow. Remember how when I first started I went slow?" And then, just like the Manager of the Ice Rink said he would, Frank said "I'll hold your hand Mom." Which he did. :D


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SuzyQSparkles said...

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Becky said...

Congrats on trying something new.

Celise said...

Good on you! For getting out there and doing that. One of my favorite sports is ice skating. When we used to live in Reno, NV I wanted to take lessons. The first day I got out there on the ice, I fell down at hit the back of my head.

I was done.

My dream of becoming the next Dorothy Hamill was over. LOL.

But like I said, I love to watch it. I guess it was a good thing I found writing instead. I don't like being cold and probably wouldn't have lasted very long with the lessons anyway.