Shake it off.

Revisiting an important post originally written December 5th 2013.

When I struggle with something, the reason I share it is not to get attention or to just be neurotic ( oh, though rest assured it is true), but it’s because I don’t want to just be an “image” of strength or have a self-crafted persona that is always cheery.

I share it because I have a very precious gift of being able to bounce back and shake it off, to keep moving forward despite hurdles.  I like to be able to remind each other that we all have this ability but we often forget about it. If you have been a victim of trauma, or loss (isn’t that pretty much almost everyone?)  remember it is in the past, there is no need to move forward with the voice of a victim or carry that in the future. All we can do is take action, thoughts will not change a thing if we don’t set them into motion.

I am a believer in community and the power of influence that we have on one another. That influence can easily go in a positive or negative direction.

We are here together in this world, right now, amazingly. Some of us have illness, financial devastation, family members who suffer or whatever other curve balls that come up for humans.

Let’s all work together to help each other out, show kindness and forgiveness of ourselves and one another. WE CAN make this would, OUR world a better place.

We shouldn’t waste a single day. And if we do, too bad. That is forgivable. Shake it off and keep on keepin’ on.


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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2 Responses to Shake it off.

  1. Frank says:

    My favorate quote which reflects your post – Don’t look back. You’re not going that way. In yoga, I read it this way – Where your mind goes energy follows. Where energy goes transformation takes place. A pastor I know puts it this way – No one is too big to fail or too small to create a new reality.

  2. Norma Dolan says:

    Moving Forward together OWRD and USARS are like Peas and Carrots it’s hard to have one without the other ;]

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