My Experiences Learning to Skate

Some people may roll their eyes at team building days at work, but last week our team participated in an event that was actually fun. The company booked a private function room in Melbourne at an ice skating rink. We did some activities, had a bit of a laugh, and then it was time to get on the rink and have a crack at skating. I was a little daunted at first because I have no experience with any type of skating, but once we got into that cold rink area, I couldn’t wait to have a shot. The first step was putting on the skates and practicing to walk on a rubber mat. This helps you get used to the feeling of the skates on your feet and getting your balance. I felt a bit like a clumsy penguin but it was a good laugh.

When we finally got onto the ice, I was eager to start doing laps like those graceful figure skaters on TV. The reality was nothing like that. As soon as I tried to stand on the ice I slipped and fell backwards. The team erupted in laughter. Then the instructor came by and showed me how to practice walking along the edge of the rink, holding onto the fence until you get the hang of it.  Soon my confidence was building again and I was able to release my hold on the rails. I was wobbly, holding out my arms like an unstable aeroplane, but finally I was skating! The trick is to bend your knees a bit and lean slightly forward. It’s also important to keep your body loose and relaxed, because when you’re rigid you quickly lose your balance. I never thought that I could learn ice skating as an adult but I was wrong. It was a rewarding experience in which I learned a new skill and had a boost in self-esteem. I also had a great time bonding with my fellow team mates through laughter and games. It was such a fun day, and my body had a good ache afterwards!

From hag to princess with dermal fillers

It had been brought to my attention by my sister that I had been neglecting myself for too long. My hair colour had faded to a horrible shade of grey, my ends split, my leg hairs were starting to spike out through my leggings and my skin was looking puffy and old. I had been so run off my feet at work over the past few week that I hadn’t had time to focus on anything else. I hadn’t noticed things had gotten so bad until one morning I rushed past a work colleague who inquired if I’d been ill. When I got home that evening I made the time to really look at myself in the bathroom mirror. I am normally a person who takes care of their body really well but I could see why others might think I was unwell. It had been far too long since my appointment for anti wrinkle injections, Melbourne CBD was only a short tram ride from my home so there really wasn’t any excuse. I decided something drastic needed to be done so the following day I decided to call in sick to work. Considering how haggard I was looking lately nobody would question my absence. When I phoned my manager the next morning and let him know I wouldn’t be coming in he told me to take the rest of the week off to recover. The minute I hung up the phone I dialed the number for my favourite cosmetic treatment centre in Melbourne. I warned the ladies that I was not looking my best and was in desperate need of some TLC. I had my fingers crossed that I wouldn’t be judged for taking so long to get my dermal fillers, Melbourne socialists do tend to talk. I myself never participate in the gossip but I can’t say I’m averse to listening. I was really looking forward to looking young and beautiful again. Everyone at work will be floored by my sudden princess transformation.

Getting beauty treatments for the right reason

dermal fillers MelbourneI seriously need to get a makeover for this big date that I have a great guy that I met online the other day. I met him on one of those dating sites that they advertise on tv. He seems perfect in every way and we really connected over chat. There is just one slight problem, the photos I used for my profiles are 10 years old. I didn’t want to use any newer ones because I looked so much prettier when I was in my twenties. Now he think that I look twenty five and has commented many times on how great I look in the photos. It’s not that I look completely different, just a few years older. I haven’t gained all that much weight, I can hide most of it with the right clothing. What I can’t hide is my wrinkles unless I do something drastic. I haven’t been on a date in a really long time and I don’t want to lose this guy. I’ve decided that I’m going to try my best to make myself look ten years younger by getting anti wrinkle injections. Melbourne has many cosmetic centres where you can go to get a few touch ups done. I have a week before my date so hopefully I will be fully healed by then. I don’t want him to think I’ve had any cosmetic work done, I want him to believe that I’m naturally youthful. I am putting a lot of faith in these rejuvenation professionals. After a bit of research I’ve decided that I’m going to get some dermal fillers to plump up my face and some lip fillers. Melbourne is only a short tram ride from my home so thankfully I won’t need a lift from anyone to get into town. If all goes well my date will fall in love my personality once he isn’t put off by my age. I hope he likes me for more than my looks but I can’t take that chance.