I got to do something tonight that I have been dreaming of doing for the past 10 years. Something that deep down I didn't ever really think I'd be able to make happen. I tried out for my local roller derby team.
It was incredibly physically challenging. It was intimidating. It took every ounce of my strength and willpower and stamina. and it was amazing... seriously incredible. I almost want to cry right now I am so happy. I feel like the past few years there has been a little slice of my happy pie missing. I couldn't really figure out what that was. I tried to fill it in with running and races and other physical activities but it was never quite a perfect fit. My heart wasn't all in on those things... not every time.
I can honestly say that derby is different. I can already tell it's my slice of happy. Every time I've set foot (or rather, skate) on that track I have been amazed by how exhilarating it is... and it's only the beginning.
I know full well that tryouts are only the tip of the derby ice berg. I understand that I have a LONG way to go with my skills and knowledge of the game.... but I can already tell that I am going to want to eat, sleep, and breathe this sport..... and I can say whole heartedly, "bring it on."..... and please let me make the team!
(practicing. so fast I'm blurry. haha. not really.)