Apr 28, 2011

Thank you

I've been in a really bad mood lately. Chalk it up to the endless grey weather. So I felt like I needed to remember the things that make this work so joyful. Anyway, thank you:

Class student mom MP for telling me she thinks I'm the only teacher at my rink who really cares about every student. I don't think it's true, but it was nice to hear.

NB's mom, for understanding both loyalty and bullsh*t.

Miss E, for having the most beautiful disposition, despite more barriers than anyone should have to deal with.

Mom A for telling me, in so many words, "I appreciate what you do! "

Sasha for fixing my ruined skates, and giving me the cleanest edges I've had in years.

Adam, for asking me to skate with him for 10 minutes the other day.

B, K, N for being coaches who take the garbage with a giant grain of salt, and remind me that I should too

My Friday Pre Alpha class, the craziest, most fun group of little girls you can imagine.


  1. (((Xan))) All your adult students I've talked to have glowing praises about you: individual attention, explanation that makes sense, patience with CW skaters... Yay for clean edges, a few super fast laps may get the bad mood out of your system!!

  2. Awww, we all have bad weeks when the crud seems to pile up. How wonderful that you do have so many around you who do see what an absolute gem you are and who realize how lucky they are to have you.

    And you've talked me off a ledge or two when I was having a skating parent freak out. Thank you! Your rink and the Internet is a better place because of you. :-)

  3. The Same AnonymousApril 29, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Hey Xan, I posted this earlier, but it didn't publish. Thanks for having such an amazing blog! I'm glad you're feeling better.

  4. Thank goodness for those crazy Friday girls. They always put me in a good mood. And another thank you by the way, for everyone's supportive remarks!