BY Tiny Dancer
So I have practice in about an hour today at the warehouse…and I found this. NAILED IT!
This is happening 5…4…3…2…1
OH LAWD! Tis the truth!
So you’ve worked you ass off at new recruits. Maybe you just barely cleared assessments and made it to that glittering far off seem goal of being on…
Congrats! You earned it. But then…you get to fresh meat and you start to wonder if you’re ready for it. If you’re me…this is constantly playing in your mind like the chorus of a bad pop song. Maybe Taylor Swift? Whatever. You get the picture.
Point is it’s scary. You’re thrown in with girls with more experience or maybe your the runt of the litter? At least that’s how I feel. A lot of derby sisters day it’s all in my head and it could very well be but man is it scary out there. I just want to fly on that track. I want to cross over like a boss! I want to one legged glide like some roller skating ninja!
You may be one of those people that get so passionate about getting things right that when you keep derping it up at practice you may just want to cry.
It’ll be ok…or at least I keep telling myself that. Then I sit down and really look at what being on Fresh Meat is. It’s all about getting your stumbles out and getting back up until you molded into a Derby Ninja. It’s really just impatience on my part that I want to get out there and play. But before you can go out there you gotta sweat and derp it up at practice before ya do. It’s hard to remind yourself of that when you make the uber mistake of comparing your skills to other girls. But they worked just as hard and even if you don’t know it you may be soooooooooooooooooooooooo good at something that they wish they were good at. Fresh meat is about being “in it” together as you all struggle to get molded into roller derby skaters.
It’ll happen. Don’t lose heart…I’m in it with you. So….if you’re scared. That’s normal. But this is part of the learning process and little by little you get awesome or at least that’s what I feel it is. Hopefully when Fresh Meat 2 assessments come round I don’t poop my pants too much about it because even if I don’t make it that’s my own personal learning experience as derby is for everyone. I’ll make it and so will you!
MOLD ME FRESH MEAT! MOLD ME INTO YOUR DERBY IMAGE!