The beautiful, small ice skating rink I had always seen in movies and the grand Christmas tree lit up for all to see. I could only admire from afar, but then I thought, “Mom once mentioned how she wanted to roller-skate again. Maybe by learning to roller-skate, I will be able to ice skate.” With this idea in mind, I was excited as was my mom when I asked her if we could buy roller skates. She gave me the biggest smile and drove us to Dick’s Sporting Goods where I bought a pair of black and yellow four-wheel roller skates. Roller-skating is training wheels on a bike compared to ice skating.
Beginning at a very young age I was interested in sports, however my interest towards sports narrowed to mainly one sport once I was ten years old. I loved ice hockey from the moment I began playing and therefore continued until I left high school. Regarding nature versus nurture, my ability to play hockey depended on both genetics and environments and was improved with practice. I began playing hockey when I was ten years old and honestly it was a disaster. My ability to stand up on skates was little to none, but that did not stop me.
Soon I learned how to skate backwards, skate sideways, and really fast. My talent is skating, and I really love to do it. I think skating is a talent only people who put time and effort into it. I use this talent as like a luxury, you know like something to do. I have developed this talent overtime, and I put a lot of time into it.
From the very first practice, I was simply in love and hooked with a responsibility to show up to all the practices and games every week. As I’ve gotten older my love for sports has grown and later began to be multiply. I began my first hockey seasons in Teeswater with the boy’s teams who I had so much fun with. Growing up in the small town of Teeswater, there really wasn’t many girls like me who played the game that I have grown to love. I remember the many tournaments we played in in Tara, usually earning a medal and a trophy at the end of every year.
So I listed every skill I learned in my years of dance. After filling them out we got in a space so we could stretch. After stretching from a high school dancer from the coaches varsity dance team. We started to learn the dance, the dance was a little hard but it’s supposed to be hard, because it’s the dance prep team. We practiced so many times I kept messing up this one part, we were put in partnerships.
for the first two years I always complained “It's so boring” and stuff like “don't force me to go again” but I got my stubbornness from my parents, so I kept going. It took a long time for me to stop complaining and realize that nothing is really “girly”. It wasn't until my fourth year that i realized it was something i really enjoyed. the dance shoppe has weekly hour long classes, usually just practicing, learning new steps, and combos and stuff. Then once it hits christmas break, we start to learn our dance.
One of the things in my life that have challenged me is my first time on a roller coaster. It all started when one summer we decided we were going to go on vacation to Salt Lake City. We would try and find an amusement park to go to. We found one named Lagoon. We got there and they had a lot of roller coasters.
When I was informed that I was finally large enough to ride Ghost Rider, I couldn't stop thinking about it. Everything seemed like a rush to me, and when it came time to go to the adventure park, Knott's Berry Farm, it was like I couldn't get the excited feeling out of me. I kept bouncing and squealing, and I tried my very best to stand in line silently and calmly, but I didn't succeed. Although it wasted two hours stay put for, it was the best time of my life on a roller coaster. Ready to climb on and see what happened on this twisted, turned ride?
The day every girl in Eunice New Mexico dreamed about, the Father Daughter Dance. It was the day that we have all talked about and we all wanted to go. My dad was my date, he was also my best friend, we did a lot together. He was a big scary man, as all my friends thought but inside he was a teddy bear, and yes, he could be mean but then again he could be so sweet. This day was the one night out of the year that we all got to put on dresses get our hair and makeup done and look like princesses.
When I joined the wrestling team in grade nine, I had no idea that it would be one of the best decisions I have ever made throughout high school. It is a sport that I fell in love with from the moment I stepped on the matt for my first practice. Being the smallest and only grade nine to join the team that year was very intimidating. However, after my first practice, I was no longer overwhelmed by the group of 15-20 wrestlers because they became my family. Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family.