Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Things I Wish I Could Do

1. Figure-skate. I've always loved figure-skating and it's my favorite event in the Olympics. I ice-skate pretty well, but I can't do anything special other than skate smoothly. This winter I'm planning on taking a class that will teach me how to do some easy turns and spins and how to skate backwards! I can't wait to pretend to be a figure-skater!

2. Play the violin. I took a year of violin when I was in 7th grade. I've played the piano for most of my life and I love it, but the violin is my favorite instrument! I love the music it makes. This might be something I take up again when my kids get older and I've got more free time.

3. Ballet dance "en pointe." I took ballet lessons for about nine years until I was almost 13 years old, and my final year of instruction I got to finally dance in toe shoes. I LOVED IT! Then my family moved from Utah to Massachusetts and I didn't continue with classes, but I wish I had. I still love ballet and sometimes I dance around my house doing the graceful arabesques and other moves I used to know so well. This is another thing I might take up again when I have the time!

4. Speak Spanish, French, and Italian fluently. I minored in Spanish in college and can speak it semi-fluently. I wish I could speak and understand all of the Romance languages. Italian especially sounds like a beautiful language, and Italy is one of my most-desired places to travel to. Someday I will learn Italian! (And travel to Italy as a reward for learning it!)

5. Cook really well. (I can cook, just not really well!)

What things do you wish you could do?

5 comments:

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Actually your things sound good to me. I always wanted to learn the violin and I bought some Cds to learn Italian, but I've been slacking and stopped listening. I'll have to start up again--I want to go to Italy too. :)

The Crazy Coxes said...

I love this post! Let's see - since I sat through my son's violin lessons from the time he was 5 until 17, I should be able to pick up his violin and play. Right? And since my husband speaks Italian, it's like I can. Or not.

Donna said...

Ha ha! I bet your son plays really well, so you can live vicariously as a violinist through him. And that's cool that your husband speaks Italian--too bad it doesn't transfer easily, right?!

maureen said...

hmmmmmm.....I, too, wish I was a better cook. I also secretly wish I was a better runner. And I wish I understood all the settings on my camera to take ideal photos in any setting.

Donna said...

I'm the same way with my camera! I wish I were an expert photographer instead of a novice wannabe. My camera is too fancy for me, but I like it anyway!