it is without any sense of loss that i told DX that i won't be going for skating lessons anymore.
after years of rushing for skating lessons, doing off-ice conditioning, hyperventilating during competitions, and hanging out with other skaters,
i have finally called it a day.
DX was disappointed, but some things cannot be helped. i am grateful to God that the end is easier than i thought. i feel no regret, only relief. there are so many other things that are important in life, and this skater girl has to grow up and move on.
it is like, the end of a very, very long summer vacation, a mid-summer night's dream. but dreamers awake eventually.
it's a pity i never conquered the axel.