(intro) Hello, everyone, it’s Molly here for another video, and if the lighting looks different it’s because it is basically my ring light is doing something funky and there’s decent natural daylight out right now so I don’t know how it’s going to look. Let me know if you like it better, if you don’t like it at all I don’t really have the option right now so I kind of opened my blinds a bit and I have like a window and either side of me so hopefully the lighting’s alright and if not, sorry not much I could do, and this is where my blind viewers are winning because it doesn’t matter for them yeah, blind girl perk, or blind person perk so as you can see from the title its another story time video, and this is my figure skating disaster. So I started figure skating when I was really really little I started learning how to skate just taking the typical skating lessons and then I actually got into figure skating lessons, and I was probably about eight years old, grade 3 when we had a big figure skating show so the company I did figure skating for rented out this big arena, sold tickets, filled the whole place full of of people there to watch our show and we had practiced this bird routine for months. It was, I think there was, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of us, so we were all around eight years old and we were all birds in like these glittery adorable bird costumes with like feathers on our helmets and everything, and we had these wings it was like this glittery sequin fabric that attached from our wrists down to our hip and it was an adorable costume and all the other girls were, there was like two of every color and then I was the number 7 like the odd color out, so all of the others were either deep navy blue, a dark like blood red, like a dark red, or a deep chocolate brown, and then there’s me bright yellow, like highlighter yellow so I am clearly sticking out like a sore thumb in my bright yellow costume and I should let you know that we had like my mom got all of our family to get tickets we don’t really have family here in Canada, but I used to have a grandmother that lived in canada and an aunt so they bought tickets and we had like my O&M instructor- my orientation and mobility instructor bought a ticket, my like vision itinerant bought a ticket, my EA bought a ticket, like we had the- the whole crew was there to watch me in the show and I was like the elegant bird in the group all the other parents, whenever we were practicing, they would be like “that kid is like the elegant bird” -like, of course, this is just so typical Molly, I’m like overdramatic and you know I grew up taking 10 years of acting classes, so I was just like all the other little kids were just like flapping their arms like this to be a bird and then I’m like gracefully just like skating along with my graceful wings and I was just being so like hamming up this bird act that I was really this little skating bird, and so we’re on the ice and and it, like- eyes are on me I’m the bright yellow bird with the weird wings that look totally different to everybody else’s like crazy flapping wings, and our routine goes well everything goes smoothly, and then we’re all stating off in a line and I was the end of the line. I think I was like the last one in the way that they did this was, three-fourths of the ice were open and that’s where like the show was happening and then they had a giant dark curtain that fell, and the last fourth of the ice was behind the curtain so that’s where all of us would stand when we were getting ready to go out onto the ice and that’s where we would come off and then skate to the backstage area where all the change rooms were and so the way it was lit is like there was spotlights on the figure skaters when we’d be skating, but everything else aside from the spotlights that were on us was totally dark, and given I have retinitis pigmentosa, the first sign of RP is night blindness, so I have never in my life ever ever ever been able to see in the dark or dim lighting or at nighttime or anything like that, so I could see that there was a spotlight but other than that it was pitch-black to me so I’m like skating off in my nice little birdie wings behind everybody else and then the next thing I know, I’m the only one on the ice, and all the other birdies like flew behind the curtain, and I’m like at this- like totally lost, like I’m at the curtain and I’m feeling the curtain and I’m like trying to find where the opening up the curtain is and I can’t find it so then I turn around I start skating back the other way. I don’t know why. So I started skating back and I’m literally like skating in circles, this little bright yellow bird alone on the ice the music’s not playing anymore and it’s just me and everybody’s just like watching me and, um, poor- like- oh my god I feel this is such a blind Molly moment, just like the blind little Molly birdie, sadly, eight years old like skating alone, lost on the ice. It was a very sad moment, and they ended up having to send one of the older male skaters, he was probably like 16 or 18 and he skated out and picked me up under my little birdie wings and flew me all around the ice and they were like making a show of it to like make it look like it was like “this was meant to happen” and so he’s like flying me around the ice and then skates me off backstage and then- and that was it. All ended ok, but it was definitely an embarrassing blind girl moment, and I just feel so sad for poor little birdie Molly, just, just lost alone skating on the ice so, please, if you have any blind girl, or blind boy, moments like that, please comment down below, share your funny moments and stories I hope you guys enjoyed this one. I know it was quick and short, which you probably like, um and yeah, I hope you enjoyed it subscribe if you haven’t already thumbs it up if you enjoyed it and want to see more storytime videos and I’ll see you in the next one. Bye.