Yesterday on the ice I was so determined to land my axel. My mom demonstrated it so gracefully I just had to get it. So I attempted my axel over and over again until I was so tired I fell down every time I tried to jump. For a couple of minutes I tried doing something else so I wouldn't get to dizzy from jumping so much. The director of the ice rink came out to see what I was doing. "Hey Alyssa lets see one of those axels I bet you could do one". "OK" I said nervously. I did one and she didn't seem that pleased. She helped me by telling me to jump straight up into the air and cross my leg over the other so I wouldn't land on the wrong foot. I tried it again and again so determined to land it. Until finally after the hundredth time I landed correctly. I was so happy I jumped up and down so much that I almost fell over! When it was time to get off I was already looking forward to the next time I could skate.