Today I was able to knock yet another item off my 26 list. This item was also actually on my Holiday To-Do List (President’s Day counts as a holiday, right?!) AND my NYC To-Do List – is that cheating? I had a successful ice skating experience at Citi Pond at Bryant Park this morning!
A lot of items on my 26 list are “successful” blah blah blah – successful ski trip, successful sushi experience (check to both from my 25 list); successful camping trip (will probably be transferred to my 27 list) as a redemption for experiences I had when I was younger which didn’t go exactly as planned. I *think* the last time I ice skated was with my Girl Scout troop way back in the early ’90s. The way I remember it, I tried it, fell a few times, and quit so I didn’t get hurt anymore or embarrass myself further.
For some reason, getting hurt and being embarrassed doesn’t matter to me anymore so I decided to sign up for a volunteer opportunity through work (also an item on the list, to volunteer more) to help out with an ice skating event in Bryant Park. Last night I was hesitant about my decision to sign up because of the forecast for those dreaded words, “wintry mix”, also known as snow/rain/sleet. Luckily, it ended up just snowing – did you ever think I would say it was lucky that it snowed?! I was thinking I was going to sit out for a little and watch people first but one of my friends convinced me to get out on the ice right away.
It was awesome! I picked it up pretty quickly and ended up staying out on the ice for about three hours – in spurts of course, since there were breaks for presentations and ice-cleaning. Here’s the most amazing part. If you know me, you might fall out of your seat right now…I only fell once!