Roller Derby My New Life

Happy New Year It’s 2016

Spent a quite new years eve at home with my hubby and football on the TV.  Don’t have a desire to go out in the craziness anymore and that makes the hubs very happy.  He cooked the blackeyed peas and we shared a bottle of Asti.  Barely made it to midnight though because I had to work and was up at 5 am.

I have spent some of the holidays reflecting, regretting, and resolving things with my life.  I am realigning my priorities and taking steps back on activities that have been in direct conflict with family.  I have taken a complete break from my roller derby during the holidays and it will start back up on Monday.

I know that it has consumed an enormous part of my time over the last couple of years as I have volunteered for multiple positions and worked very hard to become a better player.  I am still working hard to be the best athlete I can be by working with a trainer and working on my nutrition.

I have tryouts tonight (Jan 11) and am ready to hit is as hard as I can.  I do not have other duties so I can focus on my try out, my game, and performing to the best of my ability.  Regardless of the outcome I am very happy with how I have progressed these past 6 years.  I will be trying to make the travel team and a home team but will be happy with where ever I land.  The home teams are new for this season and it is an exciting year for my league.  We have new people, new leadership and lots of awesome things to show the public this year.

I will be inviting everyone to come out and watch me and my teams play.  It is family friendly and lots of fun to watch, so I hope to see you there!

 

Roller Derby My New Life

Moving Forward

Pictures say so much.  I have an awesome new camera that I am determined to learn how to use and capture life as it is happening.  These are just a few from Christmas eve and Christmas day of my family.  After a very trying and emotional year I am moving forward.  I have survived the loss of my job, cancer hitting close to home in our family and continued health concerns with my husband…but God has prevailed.

There is always someone who has it worse, lost more or did not survive the year.  Learning to be completely thankful for what I have, has been a life long struggle, but here we are heading into another year with new promises on the horizon and new jobs, better health and oh so many possibilities.

This journey has been been totally awesome with many many more awesome things to come.  Watching your children grow up and their children grow and getting older and older by the minute.  Time waits for no one.

Gramps and I took the 2 oldest grand daughters to see The Nutcracker and I think the adults that went enjoyed it more and than anyone else.  But exposing the children to the Arts is educational and fun.  They will remember this for a long time.

In another week we start up another year of our Roller Derby Team (Yellow Rose Derby Girls).  Now we have the opportunity to try out for All Stars and 3 home teams.  I am super excited to be part of this league and to see the growth and success we are having.  This chapter is slowly coming to its natural conclusion as well.  It has been one hell of a ride!

This me when I first started roller derby and me now…