I have been working hard! In the last 14 days, I’ve worked 13. Monday through Friday, save a few random days off, I’ve worked my regular full-time job. On those days off (including weekends) I’ve babysat for either of my two families or worked helping a really nice lady clean and organize her house after moving.
For the part time work I’ve worked just a few hours at a time, but I enjoy it. I still feel as though my work is purposeful. I think about what I’m going to do with this money I’m earning, and I get excited. Most of it obviously goes to paying bills and putting food on the table. But once in a while I get to do something fun from my bucket list and it means more because I really worked to be able to do it – and now I get to take a break from that hard work and do this neat thing.
Last night I experienced my first roller derby bout. I dragged a friend along, and invited others. It was in a nearby town that took us about half an hour (and my smart phone GPS) to get to.
My knowledge of the sport is limited to what I saw in the movie Whip It. I love that movie; I own it and have watched it several times. I had never seen roller derby in real life though, and I finally decided it was time! I was able to figure out what was going on pretty well, and by the end of the bout I was able to cheer for my team at the right times without having to rely on the people around me cheering. (That’s what I have always done at most sporting events, honestly.)
I have always loved skating. I have never been great at it, but this is something I can relate to! I was so impressed with how well the skaters moved. And how they fell – and got up gracefully. I intend to go to any future home games whenever humanly possible. (They are already written on my calendar!)
I wanted to find out what I like. I found something!
Have you ever experienced roller derby?