Sunday, April 22, 2012
Well folks, I am sad to announce that our little derby team has had to dissolve. Due to many factors, i.e. lack of support from the community, lack of attendance and fresh meat, lack of a steady place to practice, etc. The biggest contributing factor to our dissolution is that this is the Army and everything is in a constant state of flux. We've had 3 players leave the team because they are leaving this Army Post or leaving the Army all together. 2 of them are pregnant. 2 of them are injured. That leaves 3 of us. The same 3 of us who have been struggling to keep this team together for a year. We have tried to get our name out there in the community and drum up new membership, but there are just not many people out here who feel like they can meet the challenge. :(
I am pretty disappointed because we didn't even get a chance to meet all of our minimum requirements and get rostered. But, it is what it is. I will try to keep skating when I can, and hopefully when we leave this post we will go to a place that has an established league I can try out for.
Although it's a sad thing, I am not going to let it get me down. We literally live out in the middle of nowhere. Our post is 40 miles from civilization. It is very easy to get depressed being out here, but I am not going to let that happen. I am really happy to have my Spark Community of Friends, even though we will most likely never meet. I am glad to have discovered the joy of Hooping. That is something I can do on my own and no one can stop me. I will just keep on keeping on (thanks SCHWINNER for the inspiration)! And thanks to all my Spark Friends for your support and advice! Love to you all!