The only constant is change. 2.5 years ago….roller derby was a far fetched, non material daydream. In November of 2012, this non material daydream became a real, breathing entity for me because of the help,great ambition and determination of some amazing women.
For 2 years, many of us ate, drank, wept, sweat, laughed and lived derby. I loved every minute of it…even the occasional drama of working with other dominant and opinionated women 🙂 Derby was the best outlet to be me. It gave me confidence in my body. It gave me girlfriends. It gave me a fun cardio workout. It gave me an outlet for aggression that was safe (for the most part), it was all in good fun. It gave me a place to belong in a way I had never felt before.
I am so proud of the team! After last Octobers bout, I have had some life issues, personal issues, work issues, knee issues that have kept me away…..only skating a handful of times over the last 6 months…..but absence makes the heart grow fonder and for this it has!
Last night, after a long cold winter, I strapped on my gear and laced up my skates for a nice outdoor skate at the Dakota Nature Park. I was worried about being out of shape or my knee hurting too much. But it was WONDERFUL! I got to hangout and skate with my girlfriends and I couldn’t have been happier 🙂 I am ready to get back, even if I can’t hit for awhile, even if I might not ever bout again….I am going to skate!
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