Thursday, April 16, 2015

Naptown Roller Girls

So, I pretty much never post about roller derby anymore. Actually, I pretty much haven't been posting much at all. Well, in August of 2013 I did something really crazy. I made a major leap of faith to transfer to the highest ranked league in Indiana.

Looking back, I don't think I ever really thought I would succeed there. I was pretty much seen as a skater with little potential at my previous league, but I'm not going to dwell on that. Despite some pretty awful stuff that happened to me there, I decided I wasn't ready to give up on derby. I transferred to Naptown and became almost immediately convinced I wouldn't be good enough. I was on the brink of quitting, when something crazy happened. They invited me to Charter practice which meant they thought I had potential.

I didn't actually make the Charter at that time, but I had an amazing season. By the end, I had been added to the Charter. I played in a bout with the Tornado Sirens and went to Playoffs with them as an alternate. This season, I've had the good fortune to play with the Sirens for quite a few games.

I've had my ups and downs with Naptown, the same as I would with any league. I'm not the best skater, but I'm working hard and seeing results every practice. Through it all, my teammates still support and encourage me.