Margaret's Open Road


    Team Poor, Lazy Overachievers


Roller Derby Team Captain

“Here, you'd better be well within your comfort zone to fall.”


Action Sports Sports


Fear Fulfillment Goals Perseverance Choices Family Courage Opportunity Pressure


Being Physically Active


  • Met her husband two years into college and ended up dropping out of school.
  • Says her mother, who had her Ph.D., didn't understand her path; thought it was very "feminist" of her to drop out of school and become a mother.
  • Instead, worked as an executive assistant and eventually got certified as a project manager.
  • Stresses that there is a way to get through life without a college degree.
  • One day, her husband pointed out an ad for a roller derby team that she could join and that would teach her about the sport.
  • Says when she first started doing roller derby, she was the "scared kid holding onto the wall."
  • Underscores the importance of courage and patience; says there's too much pressure to figure out what you want to do early on.
  • Her belief is that you have the right to change your mind at any given time, given new information.

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