Sunday, July 13, 2014


A few years ago my life was very different. I spent a large portion of my waking hours at the D.C. Armory on a wooden floor, pads on my knees, elbows, wrists and head, hot Pants on my ass, leather and wheels on my feet, playing roller derby. I loved it. I loved it so much, I wanted to start a blog about it. I just happened upon the forgotten first and only post from that blog..."What Would Cheesus Do?". I
I wish Cheesus had kept on blogging. And now, the one and only post from my alter ego:

If you read my other blog Libby's World, you may be surprised at the lack of images in What Would Cheesus Do. That is because I needed a place to just write. To be a little self indulgent. I know when I visit a creative blog, I want to be visually inspired. A few sentences are OK. I can even put up with a paragraph or two, but what I really want is pictures. You won't find as many of those here on WWCheesusDo? That is what Libby's World is for. My main goal with this blog is to reveal a little more of myself and to explore inspirational people (mostly women) as I come across them in my life. I won't lie, in the beginning I will probably explore a lot of what is going on in my own life right now and how I have suddenly found a new source of power. That power came in the form of Grilled Cheesus, my Roller Derby alter ego. Where I am hesitant Cheesus rockets forward. While my brain is thinking "I can't weave my way through all of these skaters without killing one of them or myself" Cheesus' feet encased in skates are rolling through a pace line, hip checking women along the way. Thanks to my new Derby sisters, I have learned to stop apologizing and start moving. For awhile I thought I had to find my inner anger to be a good Derby skater. One night at practice a veteran skater said to me "It's not about finding your anger, it's about finding your power." A light that had been turned off for a very long time suddenly came on. Power, it is so easy to think you are tapped into it and not even realize you have lost it somewhere along the way. That power is easy to find, it's not far from where you left it. It just wants to have the dust shaken off and be put back where it belongs. In your heart and in your mind.

R.I.P. Grilled Cheesus
Thanks for the memories and the power.

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