This one is for everyone who used to compete (or be seriously involved) in something in youger days, that you didn't touch for years. And then LOL, touched again. All for good fun!
As a kid I was a serious national level competitor in Baton Twirling. As we discuss often with skaters, I was one who got sick of the drill, and couldn't wait to "quit" once I was old enough to exert my independence at age 17.
Fast forward - I am now 46. My mother saves EVERYTHING in her basement, and last Christmas presented me with several old batons, old issues of Drum Major Magazine, and some really beat up and rusty trophies.
This summer we've been hosting dog training at our home, and a couple of the young girls *found* those old batons in a closet they were NOT supposed to be into. So, we headed out to the driveway. It's actually been amazing to me to learn what I'm NOT used to anymore (my most difficult "trick" as a kid was called a 5-spin back then - throw it up there, turn 5 times, then catch it). One spin made me completely dizzy at first.
But muscle memory really is amazing. The one spin came back pretty fast. I'm also doing 1.5 spins - one direction with a catch behind the head and the other direction with a catch behind the back. I learned this stuff SO young that it's hard for me to teach the young girls how to do it.
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced *smiles* later in life picking something up that you dropped as a teen.
Can't wait for the upcoming FS Season!!