Fresh meat to travel team: Do our insecurites ever change?

Last week after a practice I spoke with a fresh meat skater. Then I spoke with a travel team skater.

The fresh meat skater said she is nervous that people don’t notice her. A home team draft is coming up and what if no one wants her?

The travel team skater said she’s nervous that her coaches don’t notice her. A bout is coming up and what if she doesn’t get game time?

What does this say about us? Derby doesn’t get easier. Your insecurities don’t go away. You just get better.¬† — Is that the takeaway? I’m not sure, but this has been rumbling around in my brain all week.

What do you think?