for the love of roller derby: week eleven
today was the first day of my second opportunity to get better at level one ... (remember that level i was so bummed about repeating?) a few things i know for sure:
1. good is relative. a woman i skate with said "you are so good. i skate behind you to learn what to do" i was like "woman you need to look elsewhere" but i didn't say that because you know what, we are all examples for others. i do exactly what she is doing all the time...i just never told the other women i was watching and admiring and learning from that i was. i think we women should tell the women we are looking to for growth and guidance that we see them.. that we appreciate them and that we admire them for the small things and the big things they do for us!
2. when you know what you need and why it means you are growing. i went in today to have the women at five stride skate shop put new toe stops on my skates. the ones that come with my entry level skates had me balancing like and elephant on a tightrope.
3. balance is vital. in derby and in life. get some!