I love exploring new things. I’ve tried a lot of different activities. I’ve tried soccer, running, bike riding, to Zumba. I liked all the things I’ve tried, but nothing really stuck the way something does when it is the perfect fit. So when I popped in on week 4 of NWA Roller Derby’s fresh meat boot camp, I didn’t expect much.
I knew I wanted to try roller derby since before I had Tobias. I knew I loved to jam skate in junior high. I knew that derby girls seemed kind of rad. What I didn’t know is that I’d meet a group of women who are kindred spirits. I didn’t know I’d find something that not only challenged my body, but challenged my soul. Roller derby has helped me reassign identity to my body. I feel strong and brave and capable. When I passed my skills test to officially be on the league, I puked… I also cried. I cried because the very basis of developing skills in roller derby is about leaning into your own fear and trusting that you CAN do it. I CAN DO IT, and I did.
Sunday, Feb. 10th is my first bout! I can’t wait to skate and I am so proud to be a part of this organization and sisterhood. As a way to celebrate I am giving away TWO tickets to our Burin’ Love Bout. I’ll be on team Love Bugs and I hope you’ll cheer me on!
All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions and then pick up your tickets at will call the day of the bout! Good luck! I hope to see you there!