Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Learning Parenthood Lessons...from Roller Derby

This weekend we had our third bout.  It's been a tough season for my team and this was our third loss.  Third and most painful, perhaps, because it took us out of contention for first or second place. This will be the first time in (I believe) seven years that our team has not been in the fight for first place.  Ugh!

On a personal note, though, I am really seeing it all come together for me as a skater.  I skated basically almost every other jam, sometimes two to three in a row.  While I had no luck jamming (thanks to that amazing four-wall of Brawl!), I felt comfortable and effective in my blocking, and in communicating and working with my team.  I am still sore from all the hard hits and maybe still need to catch up on some sleep.  But during the game I was reminded of something really important that relates to real life and especially parenting.

During halftime, one of our teammates who wasn't skating gave me some amazing constructive criticism. (Thanks, Chainsaw!)  She said that I looked tired, like I had given up the fight.

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  1. Wow, thanks for sharing Kiki. This is something I really needed to hear. Being in a job that I don't like and that stresses me out can be exhausting,being single can be very lonely, but God has put me where I am and I don't need to waste my time with bad attitude. Thanks for the slap in the face reminder!

    1. I am also happy to administer a real slap, if necessary. I definitely don't want to belittle hard times, either. I find that in hard or lovely times, it's still good to think about each day being my actual LIFE. Sometimes we kind of forget, I think--or maybe that's just me! I'm sorry your job stinks! I pray for something wonderful on the other side of this season.


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