The joys of rollerskating

I couldn’t think of a better title for this, because in general roller skating like creation is an activity for me that puts me in a lovely flow state. One thing I have seen often recommended when you are feeling stuck or want to find a hobby or add more happiness in your life is to reflect on what activities you did when you were a child. Well I have fond memories of a number of things: drawing, gymnastics, making up games, running and inline blading in the street outside my house!

It was probably some self-reflection on this that made me decide in the summer of 2016 that I felt like doing some roller skating and looked up what was available locally. This led me to do a few practice skates at a local rink and then going to my first training session of roller derby. It’s now been a year and a half, I’m close to passing my minimum skills to be able to play games, met some great new friends, I’ve even gone to a skatepark and dropped in on a ramp!

Ultimately I would recommend that you find the physical activity that you enjoy, try new things and go outside of your comfort zone. Stepping away from the screens can only do us good!