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WHEN SOMEONE WANTS TO TALK TO ME ABOUT A BAD GAME I HAD

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Also, I’m fully aware that my posts have stop since my first bout.  I’m hoping that is to change soon; I’ve been crazy busy with jobs.  

The next bout is soon and it’s probably going to be the last one of the season for me because I’m getting the surgery for my shoulder.

But updates soon!! I promise!!

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There was an open scrimmage tonight, but I couldn’t go because of work (as usual).  BUT, my old coach was there and everyone had a chance to hit her and I didn’t because I was at workkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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"There are many things in life that will catch your eyes, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those."

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"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is."

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"If you know you’re trying hard in the right direction, then the effort and the journey should be making you happy. If you’re trying hard in the wrong direction, it’ll just hurt."

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I recently embarked on a personal journey of self discovery and improvement. This quote has been in the back of my mind the whole time, helping me through. It has absolutely proven invaluable. Thank you, Hannah, for your continual encouragement. 

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A PART OF THE ROLLER DERBY COMMUNITY

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WHEN WE’RE NOT BOUTING

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WHEN WE ARE

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My First Bout

Holy fuck.  I don’t remember much.

The first jam I played in, I wasn’t lead jammer but I caught up to the lead jammer before she could make it to the pack and score points.  I knocked her out of bounds.  That was a fabulous start.

Then.  Oh, fuck.  This shit’s embarrassing.  Next jam I played I was called on a penalty and as I was entering the box, my teammate was leaving and we fucking collided.  Apparently, I got the worst half of it because I was going much faster and I got knocked off the ground and fucking flipped with skates in the air.  

You guys.  My Grandma was there to witness that.  

So, I laid there for a little bit.  Definitely slow to get up.  And skated to the penalty box.  I sat there for a little bit and the NSO said “2718, you’re done”.  I thought he meant I was ejected because of interference with a skater coming onto the track so I started to skate towards my bench and everyone was yelling at me to get back on the track.

It was bad.  So, so, so, so, so bad.

But yeah.  I don’t remember much after that.  It’s all a blur.

Some things I do remember:

- I was jamming (not lead) and caught up to the lead jammer again and I was just able to label her, but she called it off.  I was crouched and everything   As I skated back to the bench my coach yelled, “I saw that look.  And I like it”.

- There was  power jam at one point and I scored a bunch of points and my teammate told me that I caught them up (I know it was a power jam, but I don’t remember how many points I scored).

- I got elbowed in the face several times.

That’s basically about it.

I was told by my family at one point I was jamming and this lady knocked me down and I got up and instead of skating past her, I ran into her and knocked her down.  I have no recollection of doing that.

All I know is I was completely out of it.  I had no idea what was going on, and it was all because of that collision.  We hit fucking hard.  

Afterwards one of the other team’s coaches came up to me and said, “you’re fucking fast.  Some people have stereotypes about body types and their physical ability and you blow those out of the water.”  That was cool.

OH, and I also won MVP Blocker.  I have no idea how.  I don’t remember blocking all that much.  My boo won MVP Jammer, that was pretty awesome.  I wish I could remember more.

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My first ever bout breakfast: 3 eggs with ham and a banana.

My first ever bout breakfast: 3 eggs with ham and a banana.

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It’s bout eve of my first bout and I’m freaking the fuck out.  

I’m fucking jammer AND I’m fucking co-captain.  

WHAT THE FUCK.

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