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?


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!