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
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 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 😊
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!