Roller Dancing

I know it might be #oversharing, but last December, I picked up a new hobby of roller dancing and it has made such an impact on my life. I know it sounds so cheesy, but it is really true, and something I want to share with you all. When I look back on the past 12 months, what strikes me the most is how much joy, laughter and fun roller skating (specifically roller dancing) has brought me. Since January, I have consistently roller skated at least twice a week and I have loved every minute. When in NYC, I take lessons in my dining room (god bless my husband and his patience) and in the summer in Oregon and California, I would skate on the streets. There is something so freeing, liberating, joyful, and fun about it all. I have absolutely loved picking up a new hobby and seeing my weekly improvements, listening to music loud and dancing to it, working out (it is so hard),


Me and my teacher.


It’s a family affair — we just need Ken to get some roller skates and then we could have a Natori Family performance.



Dancing in Sonoma this summer with our friend, Joe.

Summer Skating Lovin’


I know a lot of people roll their eyes when they see my videos I post, or how I am constantly talking about roller skating, but it is truly something different, fun, and refreshing. It has made me feel alive, young, teachable, and simply — happy. I am so thankful I found this hobby and passion that has brought me endless joy. I plan on continuing in 2020 and as long as I can….and maybe some time I will have a recital. Look out, Broadway, here I come!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. Rollerskating is great! I’m glad you found a way to exercise your care-free spirit 🙂

  2. I went rollerskating for my bday at Pier 2 right next to the Brooklyn Bridge, definitely recommend if you haven’t gone! Loved the views!

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