@lbarrybooks asked me earlier this week how I got started in skating, and that story makes for a good #fridayintroductions post. I started ballet classes first, at age 5- but because I was such a little diva, I wanted the stage to myself at recital time, to which the teacher said NO. I wanted an artsy sport where I could have the stage to myself and be the star. So if I wasn’t such a little brat, I might never have learned how to skate 😂 •
What makes that story even better is that I am so NOT like that today. I love skating still, but performing in front of others makes me literally ill with anxiety. Despite doing some public speaking from time to time, I generally don’t like being the center of attention, and few things are more awkward to me than having an entire restaurant stare at me while people sing happy birthday. So I look back on 5-year-old SB and have no clue who that girl is 😂
Are you radically different today from what you were like as a kid?
#figureskating #iceskater #introvert #introvertproblems #fridayvibes