Friday, July 15, 2011

Roller Derby Girls....

My life revolves around two things:  work and family.  I often gripe about my lack of time and my battle with my body and it's inability to slim down to my pre-3rd baby size.  I am exhausted most of the time and at best a "Jack of Trades,  Master of None."  I have absolutely nothing that is just for me.  Just saying it makes me feel selfish.  Most of what I do revolves around others - which I'm not necessarily complaining about, but it might be nice if I could find an outlet for just me that would make me an overall more balanced and pleasant person.

On that note, I caught an article in the local paper a few weeks back about Roller Derby Girls...and they were recruiting.  If any of you have seen the movie, Whip It, then you know that these girls don't look like they run around in Ann Taylor apparel all day at desk jobs - like me.  I remember watching that movie thinking how ballsy it was to go after something you enjoy.  Then the "If I were only 25 again..." made me check the idea...not.

 Well, I haven't stopped thinking about this for weeks now and I finally emailed the group looking for a try-out schedule. I started thinking, what next?  Am I going to ask "Oh, if I were only 34 again...I would've______."  Life is too short.  Seriously, what do I have to lose (besides my pride,some teeth and maybe a hip - yikes)?  My twenties are gone and my kids are getting bigger by the day.  I don't want to be the woulda, coulda, shoulda girl.  I want to be alive today not just focus on where I'll be in 5 years from now.  I think I need to add a leg to "My Plan" that allows for personal wellness.

I've set up at time to meet with the Derby Girls Monday to see if I'm actually gonna do this.  They have names like "HellZ NellZ" and "FEARlis" and be a liar if I didn't admit I was slightly intimidated.  It's exhilarating in some ways to be freaked out and excited at the same time.  Truth be told, I'm not even sure if I can make a lap on roller skates, but I HAVE to try...

Holy Beep!  I can't believe I'm thinking about doing this!  Wish me luck!  I'll post soon and tell you how it goes :-)

1 comment:

  1. wow! good luck. i can't wait to see images of you being a roller derby girl! :-)