There's something about figure skating that makes it special.
Something about the sparkly dresses, rosy cheeks, competition jitters, ice shows, and sharp blades that makes it different from any other sport. Something about the dance patterns, program music, tricky jumps, final results, and bruised knees that motivates me to wake up at 4:30am just to go to the rink. Skating takes away all my worries and makes me feel amazing. It brings me great joy and great sorrow, true happiness and true pain. It teaches me invaluable life lessons that help me grow as a person, and shows me the true meaning of determination. Without skating I don't know what I would do, and I hope to skate for the rest of my life.