Thanks for reading, Peta. I’m sorry if you feel like this post is somehow making fun of someone who thinks they need a break. Clearly I’ve hit a sore spot. It’s not ever my intention to make fun of anyone. The language is a bit strident here — it’s meant to represent an internal dialogue I’ve had with myself, as well as bring to life some observations I’ve made in my five and a half years in derby. Over time, I’ve seen a lot of girls who think they need a break for the wrong reasons (and take a break too early in their learning process, setting themselves back and creating more frustrations in the future). I fully recognize that in some situations, a break IS what’s needed. In fact, I acknowledge this is several posts:
I encourage you to read on and see that this blog is underscored with passion and understanding, and meant to motivate and encapsulate a variety of perspectives (which are sometimes contradictory). Thanks again for reading.