Today was a shitty, crappy, awful day.
I still skated.
I didn’t get home from the hospital until 9pm but I went to practice and I skated 4 or 5 laps. I had fun. I showed up.
While at derby I had a conversation that will change my derby focus for this season.
Rather than focusing on passing skillz testing and getting on the team – I’m looking at focusing on NSO – Non-Skating Official.
If you don’t know much about derby – there’s about 10-15 NSO’s at each bout (I’m not really sure of the total number). NSO’s and volunteers are vital to each bout/scrimmage.
Part of me is really really unhappy about this… I set a goal and it feels like failure.
The other part of me, the bigger part of me, says “YES! Relief! I don’t have to stress about HAVING to be at derby”
In essence, the attendance requirements will not apply to me. (At least that’s how I understand it)
This will give me the opportunity to put my life back together, to focus on my family, but get my derby on.
Did I mention I love derby and I love my team???
Today was a good day for re-focusing.