I have asked for more Skating. But I only have the money to go once a month. I'd rather not show this thread to my Staff or Case Worker,for fear of getting in trouble. I only tell you guys because...well....I trust you guys. You have been so nice to me,and we have chatted for years. oooooooooooo xxxxxxxxxxxxFSWer, could you show these posts to your staff or case worker? They might be able to find out about some of the things treesprite suggested.
Ok everyone. I just had my Meeting,and they said that it's my choice if I want to pay &100.00,and they understand that it's because Nick is a Professional. I told them too that Nick says I'm improving. I still have to arrange my next Lesson with my Girl Coach. BTW. just so you all know. I am very sensitive to people saying the wrong thing. So, there have been some things said that have hurt me. I understand you guys can't completely help me. But I DO know that a LOT of you are Skaters or Competitors,and have helped a lot of other members here and know what you are talking about. Also,for me,Skating is about reaching my Goal, having fun,and hopefully getting results.I think we all need to take a step back here.
We know @FSWer has limited options to skate. We know that we can’t change this. So what can we - and he - do?
We (and he) can see that for FSWer skating is about the journey, not the results. He may never be able to “advance” in the traditional sense. But he CAN do a lot with his skating.
He can know the joy of doing his first two foot hop.
He can know the joy of gliding across the ice. Especially when he learns to do it on one foot!
He can learn how it feels to skate with a partner, even if that partner is his coach and not an Olympian.
He can enjoy the particular smell and atmosphere of a rink, knowing that the people who he loves to watch skate enjoy the same thing when they go to the rink.
He can listen to his coach and learn. Practice things off ice and be proud the next time he’s able to skate to show them what he’s worked on.
He can show everyone that he loves to skate.
I think in some ways, FSWer, that we are all collectively doing you a disservice. Because your resources to skate are what they are. We all love you and want you to be able to pursue your dream, but the reality for you - as it is for all of us - is that your training is limited by the amount of time and money available to you.
So appreciate what you can do. Enjoy every second on the ice. Practice off ice - singing if you want (I do). And each time you get the chance, come back and share what you are doing do that we can and experience a little bit of your joy.
@FSWer I don't quite understand this. Is the $100 to pay Nick for more lessons than what you are getting now?Ok everyone. I just had my Meeting,and they said that it's my choice if I want to pay &100.00,and they understand that it's because Nick is a Professional. I told them too that Nick says I'm improving.