Rachie Yim

“The Art of being on Thin Ice.”

Rachie Yim: “As a young child, I never liked the idea of doing sports or even doing the basic exercises like running and walking. I was short and skinny and didn’t find liking to any of the sports that surrounded me. I dug myself into the arts of music, like piano and violin which helped me explore and expand upon the different genres and layers of music. However, as a child, I watched an overabundance of Barbie movies, many which I still hold dearly to my heart due to the nostalgia. And recalling one of my favorites was Barbie moving so gracefully across the screen, the sound her skates made as it touched the surface of the purely fresh-cut ice, marked by thin lines which only you could make out as doodles. As young as I was, I knew I wanted to be a figure skater, but because there weren’t any nearby rinks, these dreams of mine stayed tucked away in my brain. Not Until I finally moved to California was I finally able to actually pursue this dream of mine. Figure Skating has taught me so many things, and made me realize there are so many things out there that I once thought I never could find joy in, only until I’ve truly tried”.

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