Saturday, January 7, 2017
Roller Derby Sabbatical
In the post Roller Derby Rebels, I outlined our plan to bring our skates and do a skating-nomad thing, bouncing around to practices with various leagues. Unfortunately the packing process has turned out a little tighter than anticipated, and the skates aren't going to fit.
We're both pretty disappointed by this. I can't imagine being without my skates for a year or more. They've become part of my identity in the almost-six years I've been putting them on multiple times a week and zooming around in circles.
Sometimes sacrifices have to be made to move forward. This retirement is temporary; I love derby too much to quit forever. But for the immediate future, we're replacing eight wheels with two.