In Another Life...
I was a competitive figure skater for 13 years, training 7 hours a day, 6 days a week.
My life was dedicated to the rink. Training was mentally and physically draining and I sacrificed a lot for the sport, completely switching to online school by the time I hit middle school until I graduated high school. While I didn’t have your run of the mill childhood, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Figure skating, learning how to dedicate one’s time and energy into a single thing has made me who I am today.
Hidden Valley Championship
Due to the toll figure skating took on myself and my training mates’ mental health, I learned to cope with comedy. Whenever training was getting tough, I was having a mental block, or just needed to unwind after a long day I would turn to comedic relief. Not only would I consume absurd amounts of comedic content such as reruns of SNL, Family Guy, Parks and Recreation, etc. etc., but I’d take a crack at my own jokes and showcase them in the locker room.
the rink's clown
... in the best way possible. Whenever a skater was struggling, they would always turn to me to make them smile and I took a lot of pride in that. Skating helped me discover how truly passionate I am about comedy and that solid ice is actually pretty hard.