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:
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.