Roller derby is just becoming a part of who I am.
I still am very excited about it. I still love it. But it’s just becoming a part of who I am.
Last night, during checkout after practice, I realized that despite having several successes with the skill I’m least comfortable with… I wasn’t bouncy and OMGOMGOMGOMG and want to share it with the world.
I was comfortable with the fact that I’m learning new stuff, that I’m mastering skillz.
Don’t get me wrong… when I master that skill, I’m going to bounce off the freaking wall.
But derby is part of who I am now. It’s not something external to me, its me. Regardless of anything else, I’m a roller derby girl. I’m a skater. I’m Jezebelle (although I’ve been thinking about changing my derby name… more on that later)
I don’t get the same “SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE” I did – but it’s more of a quiet celebration of the things I can do.
Derby is who I am. Derby is how I feel. Derby is a part of me.
Photo credit to Herb Martin (I’m gonna say that I don’t know that the link is the correct Herb – but I think it is) LOL