Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Been A Long Time

Last night after being away for quite a while, I went to a league practice.  Truth be told, I've had a lot of stress lately and on Monday night I had a bit of a mini breakdown.  We all go through these times - I am no different than anyone else in that respect.  It's hard sometimes to pick yourself up and get it together, but if you want to feel better, it's just what you have to do.  Thankfully, the solution for me on how to do this was staring at me from the corner of my bedroom where my bag with skates and the rest of my gear stood.  After getting the OK from Captain Morgan, I picked up that bag and made my way over to the rink. 

The greeting I got from the girls, some of whom don't know me well, was overwhelming!  First step I thought to myself to feeling better is this room full of family welcoming me in. 

Once my skates were on my feet and I glided across the rink, it was as if I never left.  I was smiling like a child as my speed picked up and I made my way around the big circle.  As I rolled along I forgot everything that was on my mind which pushed me to keep going.  In between my laps, I watched the girls practice.  It was fun to see how they've improved and how well they worked together.  This place, this sport, this league always make me feel like I've come home no matter how long I've been away.

I left the rink feeling fantastic!  I was happy, stress-free and so inspired (and I still am now).  I also left feeling comforted in knowing that I am still a part of this wonderful league to which I attribute so many positive things in my life to. 

For last night and for all of the time I've ever spent with the Roller Rebels, I want to send out thanks to the league and also to my Riedells, who always manage to turn things around for me.

Etta Jams
Forever a Roller Rebel

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