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My beautiful new board!

Lauren McCloy, Staff Writer

Skateboarding, long boarding, penny boarding, etc. They’re all in the same category. Over this quarantine, I’ve been trying to get into a habit of going outside and doing something. I’ve tried soccer, I’ve tried just simply running or doing exercises, and I’ve even tried swimming. but they all weren’t creating a habit for me. I would just do it scattered throughout the week. Until my little sister ordered a longboard, and my mom looked at me and said; “Do you want one too?” I did not know this was the moment that would change me forever.

 

Days after, the boards arrived. I kept falling off, it was stressful. I thought that I would never get it. I put it in the garage and didn’t touch it for days. but then I thought, I should try again. And so I did. And it was life altering. Even though i wasn’t amazing (and I did fall a couple times) it was exciting. I quickly texted my friends about it and asked anyone who knew if they wanted to go to the Causeway and skate with me.

 

I have done this for days in a row now and never want to stop. Sunset skating trumps watching it in your car every day. It’s the feeling of the wind in your hair- when you are just gliding and watching the sun go down. It’s like no other.

 

So if you are looking to pick up a new sport over this long break, get ready for summer and order a board- or any kind. I promise you, you can’t go wrong.