Bruises

I play roller derby.  I’m not a superstar yet, but I have my moments.

This past week, I earned a pretty gross looking bruise on my hip… and as someone who doesn’t normally post her bruise pictures, this one screams to be shared:

Isn't she lovely?
Isn’t she lovely?

When I get knocked down, I smile and come off the floor with determination.  Sometimes you have to fall hard to know that you can get back up again.  You might be bruised, but it’s a temporary visual reminder that you can take a hit, pick yourself up off the ground and keep fighting.

Good lesson for derby… and also a good lesson for life: No matter how hard you fall, there’s always a way for you to get back up and into the fight.

3 thoughts on “Bruises

  1. I’ve just started fresh meat and get told the same thing as what you’ve just said, plus the fact that if you fall, it means you’re trying hard and there’s nothing wrong with that!

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