Started playing derby: March 2012
Positions on the track: Blocker
Positions off the track: Public relations committee, newsletter editor, Owner - Write Results Marketing, a marketing communications consultancy.
Committing to derby is difficult for anyone with a busy life, which describes most of us. As a single mom and business owner, the time commitment has been as challenging as lacing up skates for the first time in 35 years!
People who know how old I am (I’m a Baby Boomer, thus the name and number) are astounded to learn I play derby. Seeing their shocked expressions never gets old! I’m very proud that I can make a roster with teammates who are so much younger, and I’m quick to rebuke others’ excuses about being too old or not having enough time.This is the year that so many things are working for me—stronger derby friendships, greater ability, more to contribute on and off the track.
I have never participated in sports, so maybe it’s not uncommon for athletes, but the sense of accomplishment and empowerment I feel from roller derby is like none other personally or professionally. Although it was a bit unconventional, I even got MVP once. It may seem silly to some, but that was one of my proudest accomplishments in years!