Blog Challenge #19 & 20

One thing you’ve never done that most people have
When I was a kid, I had a bike. I don’t really remember much about it, it was probably pink and girly and had a basket, but I can’t say it was anything that sticks out in my mind. I had training wheels on while I was puttin’ around my cul-de-sac, playing with the kids on my street and my older brothers. The training wheels stayed on to the point that they started to wear out and bend up, which now that I think about it, could have helped me to start learning balance. However, by the time my dad took my wheels off, I had no balance skills. For whatever reason, no matter how hard I tried, I could not get the hang of it. I struggled away at it for a while, but got embarrassed by the fact that all the other kids on the street could do it and I couldn’t (I was the youngest one, I shouldn’t have felt like that, but I was teased!). I don’t recall if I asked for help, or if it was offered to me, but I just gave up. Now that I’m an adult, I am embarrassed to learn because that involves being outside, in front of people, probably making a fool of myself in my attempts. Maybe someday I’ll give it a go again!

Your favourite place
My grandparents have owned a cottage my entire life, and then some. I think they got it in 1980. Every summer, we would spend the majority of our time there. It’s such a cozy, comfortable place to me, filled with memories shared with family and friends. On the last long weekend of the summer, I would always get so sad thinking that I had to wait until next summer to spend time there again. We had campfires, made s’mores, watched movies if it rained, played card games, went swimming, and had (and still have!) the best times there. My grandparents have had the same guest book since they bought the place, so looking over who has visited and the nice things they had to say about their stay makes me smile. It may not be their favourite place like it is mine, but it’s well liked by all. As an adult, being 2 hours away means I get there less often, but I still go every Labour Day weekend to spend fun times with my family.

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