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How Skateboarding Helped Me

If you want to do something, then do it. If it requires you learning an entirely new craft, learn it. Take the time to push yourself.

Growing up, if I ever failed something, or fell down, or wasn’t an expert on the first try, I would immediately abandon ship. Skating was the first thing in my life that I actually challenged myself to learn and complete, and because of that, I complete so many super important things and it makes me feel fulfilled.

When I started learning how to board, I couldn’t balance on one leg on flat ground if my life depended on it. But I didn’t give up, and I didn’t let mental or physical barriers stop me. I learned to finish what I start, and learned a skill that makes me look badass.

It’s okay to be scared. Just be scared, and do it anyway. You have nothing to lose if you think about it.  – Catie

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Why do you skateboard or how has skateboarding helped you?  The stories of why you love skateboarding and how you are having fun & growing as a person – that’s what inspires other girls to skate.

xoxo – skatingfashionista

Skateboarding the Fun Exercise

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Skateboarding is sport and art plus fun exercise.  Marcelachicolli shares this video.   It’s just one of her rad pictures that show #girlscanskate – skateboarding is one of the most fun exercises out there.  Don’t believe it’s exercise – than you haven’t skated – it’s an incredible core workout plus aerobics.  Think of it as rolling yoga on caffeine!

And after just helping at Academy Skate Park I can assure you helping is a workout – running with the skateboard 😊


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Do You Remember the Mother Who Wrote the Thank You Letter to a Skater Boy?

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A mother has written a heartwarming Facebook message to thank a teenage boy for helping her daughter learn how to skateboard – despite getting teased by his friends.

Jeanean Thomas, from Cambridge, Ontario, told how her six-year-old daughter Peyton had been wanting to skate for months but was terrified because she thought it was ‘ only for boys’.

Thomas, 29, said she convinced Peyton to go to a skate park after explaining there was ‘no such thing as “girl things” and “boy things”‘, but when the pair arrived the place was full of teenage boys. – Daily Mail

If you don’t remember or haven’t read it please follow the link – it’s a wonderful story that shows that skateboarding isn’t for boys or girls and that “real” skaters want to share skateboarding.

Why am I blogging about this in February – go Canada Peyton is a Canadian skater girl.  Below a shot from Jeaneanthomas IG.

Thanks Jeanean for encouraging your daughter and teaching her that it’s ok to ask for help and let others help you – we all grow when we help each other!

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