Hey Synchro Skaters!!
I know a lot of you are in school right now and it seems like a long ways away until Thanksgiving and Winter Break, but I just wanted to say how skating on a team and going to school has given me so much drive and fulfillment in my life.
At times, you may think it isn’t worth it to give up your time to practice, or your weekends to competitions. I truly value my education and often felt that I should stay home and study or sleep just because I felt lazy. But I’m really glad that I didn’t give into those feelings. The funny thing is that my grades in school were higher when I was skating on my team as opposed to when I wasn’t! By knowing that I had to get my homework and studying done because I had practice the next morning, I was forced to know the material and work ahead so that I wouldn't get behind. And as far as applying for college, I was never able to start a club at my school or be in ASB, but I had my team and my vast experience with working with people and being a leader within, even when I wasn’t a team captain.
Skating synchro is a privilege and a learning experience. It teaches you that you need to work hard for your place, you need to work together to reach a goal, and that you are important to the team regardless of where you stand in line. Synchro has so many life lessons to offer!
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!