I have a lot to catch up on. Big O was a HUGE success. I’m about to leave for another tournament this Friday, come home, then leave again Thursday to Tournament Head Assist Besterns in Denver. But, so many people have asked me about goal setting and how to tournament lately, I wanted to smash …

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I ain’t got a dime but what I got is mine I ain’t rich but Lord I’m free Amarillo by mornin’ Amarillo’s where I’ll be -George Strait Pulled in at 1 am and fell into the beds at the Best Western. I40 music lulled me to sleep. There’s a little girl eating a waffle too …

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Here we are. Another tournament season (6 on the calendar right now) is upon us and the sun is shining (peeks outside, nope, that’s a lie) and I’m gearing up for travel season. Looking back at my post season wrap up, I feel pretty good about how I stayed focused on some of my goals. …

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I hate to admit that this is my post season wrap up because it means I’m admitting I won’t commit to anymore derby for the next several weeks. I usually pick up the odd game, a traditional (and favorite) tournament and this or that event throughout November and December, but I told myself that I’d …

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As promised, a less meaty post…sort of. Let’s rewind to May, the start of tournament season for this ref in 2018. Actually, a little further back than that. I applied to four tournaments this season and was accepted into five. NO CLUE how that happened. Unfortunately one aligned with a huge family reunion and I …

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I plan to come back to a few things this coming week, including two tournaments, a family vacation and some realizations I’ve had about where I want my future to go. Right now, I know if I don’t get this post down, I never will. It’s fear that holds me back from this discussion, but …

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In May, I will celebrate three years of Roller Derby.  Now, this isn’t three easy years we’re talking about.  Let’s have a little story time. In May 2010 my husband encouraged me to meet with a local Roller Derby league (I haven’t ever asked him if he regrets that decision….)  I was cautiously excited as …

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