Hello, My name is Jessie. I started skating when I was 9 years old. Loved it from day one. I did one competition and took second place. I was also in an ice show, which I remember being very fun. I Had to quit after a year and a half because my mom could no longer afford the costs. I had been working on my second competition program and was almost ready to compete again right around the time I stopped skating. I started skating again when I was 20. It didn't take me long to get back to where I'd left off as a kid, but I ended up quitting for a second time after 6 months. Now I'm back on the ice for a third time. I'm 24 and trying to get over that feeling of being "too old" to figure skate. I don't want to ever quit again. I'll skate until I'm an old lady. Amazingly, I'm still at the same level I left off at when I was 20. Just a little rusty. I almost landed my axel yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it this week or the next. This forum seems fun and the people seem nice, so I'll probably be posting here a bit.