- 2 months ago
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I did this every week at Fresh Air and I loved reading the responses so I’m going to try it here:
What was the best thing that happened to you this week?
I’ll start us off: I made a delicious lentil curry on Sunday night and it might be the best thing I’ve ever made for lunch, ever.
I have a couple things- my husband got me a kitten and I had a really nice lunch conversation and reconnected with a close friend.
- 2 months ago
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I’m in a state of flux. It’s been almost 3 months since I officially retired. About a month since I was officially relived of all my duties associated with the league. For the last 7 years, I’ve had weekly practices and seen a variation of the same people a few times a week. I no longer see those people every week….or much at all. When I was skating, I mostly hung out with people I skated with. Now I don’t hang out much. Part of it is that I’m still getting used to having 2- 3 more free evenings a week. Another part of that is that the people I miss don’t have more free evenings a week.
I feel disconnected from my friends and my league. I wonder if the people I thought were close friends don’t quite view me that way. I wonder if we were friends of convenience. I wonder if any of them miss or think about me. I wonder if it’s abnormal to want to have friends that you talk to almost every day and not just every week or two or three- I used to have friends like that and I wonder if I ever will again. I wonder if I will get used to being on the outside when I’ve been on the inside for so long. I’m trying to find a new place for myself and it’s hard. Much harder than I thought it was going to be.
Tonight I’m starting a trial run as the b team assistant coach. I think I can do it though others have their doubts. I know I can be “abrasive” i.e. I don’t make people comfortable and don’t always tell them what they want to hear but I CAN be professional. I feel like I have at least a little bit of something to offer less experienced skaters/players- hopefully they will agree.
I really hate talking about this sort of thing because then I feel like I’m whining. Or people look at me like “apparently you have too much free time”. Maybe I need to find a new volunteer activity to take up some extra time.
- 3 months ago
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Last Sunday, NWARD All Stars played Big Easy Rollergirls. It was my last game. Over the last few years, I’ve gone through a roller-coaster of emotions in regards to my relationship with rollerderby. Something that became painfully obvious to everyone (even myself though I was in denial) was it was time for me to move on. My heart hasn’t quite been in it the same way and my body has definitely not been on board. I don’t know if it’s because I met the love of my life or the fact that I’m turning 30 this year. I just knew it was time for me to go.
I played rollerderby for the better part of a decade, starting when I was 22. It has introduced me to so many amazing things, including myself in some ways. I’ve met some amazing people, done many a crazy thing, traveled places I otherwise would not have gone, and learned organizational skills that will be useful for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t played rollerderby.
I don’t know what I’ll do with all of my free time since I won’t have practices and won’t be traveling as much but I’m sure I’ll find something. Until then, I’ll be relying on the Mr. to keep me out of trouble.
- 6 months ago
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- 7 months ago
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