Loving It

It’s been three and a half weeks since I’ve had my expander removed.

I just returned from Rollercon and had a great time coaching. It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to coach off skates and I found myself on the Cherry Track with grippy wheels (OH HELL, for those who know what I’m talking abouut) which was the PERFECT amount of sweating, rolling, skating and connecting. I was truly sorry I hadn’t signed up to scrimmage in the derby over 40 scrimmage.

This is the year for me to make it known that there is another way and WE can do it. People are afraid that corporations are going to bring their own version of the sport so LET’S BEAT THEM TO IT by offering another way to go. It is a sport and it is time to mainstream. Offering another option will not diminish WFTDA, it will legitimately train skaters who might find their best fit on a WFTDA league.

The world is small and the derby community hasn’t even gotten started yet.

I am SO HAPPY to be part of this world today. We can’t count on having tomorrow and why settle for anything less then spectacular? We all deserve it.

Share the freaking love! OH, and no whining. STFU and skate! šŸ™‚ I say that as an encouragement and with all due respect.



About thehotflashseattle

I'm a person who found derby at JUST the right time in my life to give me hope, make me stronger and experience something that had been waiting for me all these years! My mightiest goal is to mainstream the sport of roller derby. My selfish goal is to help other people find ways to skate,connect and inspire each other to get back on track when they begin to slip off and help them up when they fall. Doing this helps me believe that there are others ready to do the same for me. In 2012 I had four surgeries, two of which were mastectomies and now at 57 I'm cancer free and back on track. Three years ago on this profile I claimed not to be a "great" coach but wanted to share what I knew. I am revising that statement at this time because I have figured out that I'm a survivor, a warrior and a damn good coach! I am the founder of OneWorld Roller Derby in the Greater Seattle area. We are sharing our resources to help other leagues form and we're creating a circuit that is coming together utilizing USA Roller Sports as a common link. We are bring roller derby to schools, colleges, parks departments and community centers across the US. Helping each other through the pack is what makes life work for me. In the world we get knocked down, get back up, reset and help each other through the pack. We look ahead for the holes to jump through. We gain momentum to find the endurance we need to be able to make it around the track one more time even when we don't think we can. Derby = life = Derby; It's all the same game to me.
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