Over the past year, I have been trying to come up with new and creative ways to spend my time. After seeing a TikToker go viral for roller skating, I knew this was a hobby I wanted to pursue. Roller skating has become trendy once again, with brands like Impala making skates in a variety of patterns and colors.
This was not my first rodeo with roller skates. For my 10th birthday, I got a white pair with light up wheels–perfect for my eccentric personality at the time. Fast forward a decade and here I am, relearning the old tricks I used to practice in my driveway.
During winter break, I took the skates out for a spin on my apartment’s basketball court. Muscle memory came in clutch, since I was able to quickly make up for lost time with a surprising amount of confidence.
Roller skating has become my favorite way to work out and bond with others. My friend Hannah and I drive at least once a week to an outdoor skating area to practice. Some of my new skills include skating backwards, on one leg, and while crouching.
It has been fun to pick up this old hobby but even better to share it with people I care about. If you ever want to learn or practice skating with me, send a message on the contact page!