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Day 5, Monday. Something you wish you did really well.
EVERYTHING. I WANT TO DO ALL THE THINGS.
The top three right now are:
1. Dance. I quit ballet after three years when I was a kid, and it was among the dumbest decisions I have ever made. I went back for a couple years during law school, but that ended when I had to leave Ann Arbor and get a real job. I tried again just as I was burning out at the law firm, which is the worst possible time to try to add anything at all to one’s schedule, let alone something as demanding as ballet.
Now I’m thirty years old and realizing that, if I don’t go back now, I never will. I’ll also simply get too old to try pointe, which is still on ye olde bucket list. So I’m seeking adult ballet lessons that don’t conflict with my class schedule and forcing myself to listen to Justin Bieber as punishment whenever I have fears about how fat I look in a leotard.
2. Acting. The jury is still out on whether I’ll actually ever take an acting lesson. But it would have been highly useful for litigation, and it will be highly useful for teaching, and it’d force me to get over my crippling fear of showing emotion in public. So it may still happen. Which is to say: I may not ever be really good at it, but probably I will try it.
3. Landing an Axel someday maybe. This one is self-explanatory. It also requires me to get all my other single jumps back first, which is proceeding apace but is also really disheartening at times – my brain still knows how to do things my body currently cannot do. (PROTIP: Never spend two years bedridden if you can help it.)