#5 It All Comes Down to Why

Why did you wake up this morning? For an appointment, to go to work, to get your haircut? Everything we do in life has a reason or a why.  Going from day to day we all set ourselves into a routine and the “whys” of our lives seem to disappear into the shadows. For athletes, […]

#4 Skating Gives Energy

It ceases to amaze me, that no matter how tired or unmotivated I am, as soon as I step foot on the ice I am instantly rejuvenated and energetic.  There is something about being on the ice and around something you love that makes the rest of the world disappear.  A cup of coffee always […]

#3 Excuses Don’t Teach Success

“You don’t learn from your excuses.  You learn from your mistakes”  I was listening to Louis Howes podcast today, as I do religiously every time a new one airs, and during the interview he was conducting, it was said that “You don’t learn from excuses”  It wasn’t a main point of conversation, and I almost […]

#2 Gratitude is as Beautiful as Ice

Skating, just like most jobs and sports, can get somewhat monotonous from time to time.  It’s not that it is boring or that we don’t want to skate, it is just that sometimes we tend to forget to appreciate the beauty and the freedom of skating.  We tend to overlook the magnificence of it especially […]

#1 Overcoming the Fear

Figure skating is my life, my passion, and my job.  No matter how many hours I spend at the rink, I am still bursting with zealousness.  Every time I step on the ice, I am continued to be inspired by what this amazing sport can do.  I went from being a young skater with a […]