I live in a small town, in which there are two derby teams. One has been around for about two years, the other (which I am a part of) has been around for about a year, and was started by a group of people who left the first team. So, there's a bit of bad blood there...
Well, yesterday, five of our team members - all original "founding" members who came from the other team - quit. I wasn't able to go to the meeting, so I really don't know why this happened. We had had a meeting on Sunday where some frustrations were aired, but it seemed as though everything was fine, so this is totally out of the blue for many of us, and it just feels really really awful.
One of the most difficult things is that one of the girls who quit, who I really admire, asked me to come with her back to the other team. I don't know if all the others are going back there or not, but I've only ever been a part of this team. This is where I started derby, and the idea of leaving it kills me, but if the people who started the whole thing have given up...kind of makes you feel like the whole thing is beyond saving.
I really don't want to have to pick sides in all of this, and I'm almost tempted to just give up on derby for now. I don't want to, because I love it so much. I'm an Army wife, so there's a possibility of leaving this town in a year or two, and maybe I could pick it back up wherever else we go...but, well, this whole thing just really freaking sucks :(
| Pounds lost: 30.0