It has been a LONG time since I have blogged. Honestly, the life has been sucked out of my love for blogging since my mother's death. I figure, who really wants to keep up with me? Mom does, now that she is gone who wants to keep up with me? I remembered though, I also enjoy blogging for myself, I decided to channel that and write again, time permitting because...
The derby monster has eaten my life!
"How is Japan doing?"....Derby.
"You going to go to school while you are in Japan?".....Derby school.
I have shared and have not shared that I am with a derby league here on Okinawa. The Kokeshi Roller Dolls. Check us out at http://www.kokeshirollerdolls.com/ , yes the plug is out of the way. I started back in December. I was going to start before but after emailing the president of our league, yes, it is that serious, I decided I didn't have the time. After Mark kept after me, I figured I would give it a go. After Mom's disapproval and death, I struggled with skating but decided to give it a go. What some people don't realize and some people do, I dabbled in Jackson, TN with derby when one of my friends was starting a league, the Hub City Roller Girls, they have now disbanded. I have heard,"you, derby?!" "I can't see you playing derby." This annoys me to no end, more so because most that say that think they know me and really don't. "Talya, athletic?!" Many moons ago I was a 2nd degree black belt in tae kwon do, I was my school's top student...yes, I am indeed, athletic. You don't realize your body doesn't lose that drive once you have trained to be an athlete. It's easy to get back in shape again. Now, do I think I am tough stuff in any sport, no, not at all, but do I give my all in any sport I set my mind to, yes. I am a proud member of the Sake Bombers team. For some reason the rest of the league sees us as a joke, but whatever, we love each other and we take our team seriously. I happen to be the captain of the Sake Bombers as well. I am suppose to be a co captain but for some reason, no one else wants to join me. We had a great one but she decided to step down so she can take care of herself and her little baby, she is going to be a brand new mommy! It's a family affair, Mark happens to be the head coach of my team. It works best when you can get your spouse in to what you are doing because we do derby 3 days a week. Now it's May and our 1st official bout is right around the corner on May 14th. I wish I could say I am excited, but I am more nervous than anything. I am still ready to give it my all, but truth be told, I am not sure how long I will stay with it. I love my derby sisters....most of them, I love the social aspect....most the time, but in the end, I don't believe I am willing to sacrifice my body to the sport. It is dangerous, and I think I already proved to myself I can still get out there and be decent at something, don't let the fact that I am getting older slow me down. In the end, the only person I owe anything to in this realm is myself. I do enjoy the work out aspect of it, but hey, got skates will travel, watch out roads!
The butterfly garden
Now, that is it for today, I will blog again!!! I got the fever back, now if I could just get fever back for other things, we won't go in to that.
I no longer work at my school due to the fact that I need to be stress free for a bit, I am just hoping when I am ready to work again I can find a job quickly.
Mark will be leaving soon, deploying, you know how that goes. You can come see me and keep me company, just know you'll be sleeping on the couch and will need to pay for gas if you want to go anywhere.
I am planning a trip back to see family as well. I really wish I could see my dad and my Shirley as well.