Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Have Always Wanted To.....

be on a rowing team! Yep, I think I would really like to try that. Don't ask me why, because I really have no idea what it is about rowing that intrigues me. I love the water, but I hate the sun. I use to love the sun until I was diagnosed with melanoma in 1998. Since then, the sun and I are not friends, but that's a topic for another day. Back to the rowing. I'm not sure if I like the idea of working in perfect harmony...I'm all about harmony, but I also prefer to work alone and have everything be exactly the way I want it. So, this rowing thing doesn't make much sense. I'm not sure if it's the challenge of always trying to beat your time. I do like goals like that. Maybe it is just my alter ego at work. There is a rowing club one town over from us. I've looked at their website. You just never know....maybe next summer you'll see me rowing away!

The other thing I have always wanted to do is to take ballet again. I know, how many 57 year old women do you see in beginner ballet classes? Probably not too many. I loved ballet as a child. I loved the feeling of moving freely around the floor. I took all kinds of dance, but toe dancing was my favorite. It think it was my favorite because of the shoes....oh, those amazingly beautiful pink shoes. How I loved those shoes!

I think now I would just take regular ballet. I don't think my feet or legs could handle toe dancing anymore. Not sure why I want to do ballet either. Maybe it's about being in shape and being able to express myself through movement and dance. Maybe I want to feel agile and limber again. I just really don't know. I would NOT want to dance in recitals...oh heavens no! I just know that I feel this desire to take ballet.

So, now that I have put it all out there....you need to share. Finish this sentence, "I have always wanted to........"

6 comments:

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Kathy, go for it I say:):) Rowing and ballet:) You are never, and I mean never old for anything:):)

Meekiyu said...

I agree with kala... you're never too old to do things you love! Rowing sounds like a lot of work and I've seen those Dragon Boat races which are like 20 guys in one boat just rowing all the same.. amazing! I use to do ballet when I was young now I can't even touch my toes..lolol...

keep on doing what makes you happy!

Jan said...

Love, love, love your posts, Kathy!

I can so identify with many of them. . .I just logged in 60 years last January, but as the "younguns" say, you're never too old to do want you want or go for it!

As for me, I guess I always wanted to: 1)do something significant, make a difference . . . .whatever you want to call it. and 2) be able to create something beautiful, be it art, music, or some other genre.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us!

Dori said...

I say go for it too with ballet & rowing :) I know what you mean about the rowing. When I watch this on the Olympics I'm always in awe of the rhythm that they all get into rowing together to the finish line. And the ladies just look so powerful...I'm screaming...Go girls...go!!!! :-) I've been thinking lately too about what I want to take up in my life. All the best to you.

jemjoop said...

Row and ballet I say just go for them both. If not now, when. You can always choose to stop if it's not for you.

I have always wanted to learn to sew and just bought a sewing machine...

Mary said...

Lots of older women take ballet! It's like yoga--timeless! Go for it! I think you can also find a rowing group. I know they have them in our area for older women. That would not be my thing--I'd much rather go hiking. ;-)

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