Personal Narrative: The Failure Of Water Skiing

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Splash! There I go again failing to water ski. Why does it look so easy for others to do things, but when you try you fail infinitely? Well, four summers ago I was having the same problem. I spent a lot of that time falling face first into water. In those two weeks of constant failure I learned that I can do anything with hard work and perseverance.

I was on my uncle's boat ready to try water ski for the first time. Watching my mother ski successfully I thought, "Hey! This doesn't look hard at all!" Then in an instant my mother was done and I was in the water ready to go.
I quickly questioned my mother, "How do I do this? I don't know how." She gave me the quick advice of wait for the boat to move then stand up. I tried then I got up for not even a second then fell face first into the water. After what felt like a thousand tries, but in reality like five I was told to give up.

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All of a sudden my heart plummeted from my chest.
I quickly said as cheery as I could, "Good for her!" though I doubt I fooled anyone. I was depressed to know as the first kid to try I was the first to fail. Afterwards, my uncle swerved and my cousin fell over. I was a little happier to know that she still eventually failed.
Then my sister Alex went into the water and my cousin came up overjoyed and dripping everyone but me exclaimed, "Good job first time and a success!" I heard them but I couldn't listen I was too distraught. My day didn't get any better when Alex got and stayed up.

The week wasn't very good for me, I just couldn't do it no matter how hard I tried, but my cousin and Alex kept showing off and talking smack. I was so annoyed because I couldn't get away from the memory of the first day. After the second week was almost over I was sure I was going to ski now or never. I had just watched Alex and my cousin ski
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