Ditching the Pride

“Ditching the pride” is a precursor to trying new things and I’m so glad @power2joy mentioned it as part of her first skateboarding adventure.

It’s so true – how many times has pride stopped you from trying something new?  It’s happened to me.  No one likes to fail or be seen failing, but if we’re really going to grow we have to be willing to fail, get back up, and learn.

Another important part of ditching the pride is asking for help. I’ve learned that as I take harder classes at school, I need help.  It’s not a comfortable feeling to not understand something or admit you don’t understand. It can seem that everyone around you understands and that there’s something wrong with you. Stop that negative talk, it’s your pride talking. Ask for help and keep trying until you understand it too.

Success on and off the board is achieved when you put your pride aside and work for it.

Thanks for sharing @power2joy – I agree with your quote:

The ability to enjoy new things at any age is an awesome way of being fully alive!

How are you living?  Hope you share your skating adventures soon because what we learn on the board helps us grow in all areas.


Celebrate Roller Skating with Your Girls

@pleminin shared this picture of having fun roller skating with her girls in her hometown.

March 8, 2018 was International Women’s Day but everyday should be the day we celebrate each other.  When we encourage each other everyone wins – we learn, we have fun, we grow. Roller skating is a fun way to encourage each other – it’s exercise, it’s camaraderie, and it teach you lessons like falling is not failing.

@pleminin says

it’s always fun to skate outside and especially with such great friends – we all just met because of the same interest and now we’re founding a #rollerderbyteam

When we work together the possibilities are open to what we can create.

Together @pleminin and her friends have created a Roller Derby Team check out @smokybeeringsrollerderby – it’s Bamberg’s first roller derby team.

The team is in Germany, where are you having fun skating with your friends?  All around the world girls grow as they skate and encourage each other to skate!

Thanks for sharing @pleminin and as for your cartwheel – my goal is to just think about trying that – AMAZING!





Jane Doe to the World

Love so many things about this video.  First it’s from @janedoetotheworld – love that IG name and secondly as someone who’s been trying to learn how to roller skate I identify with the caption:

Sesh in Rog, humped coping, got higher, tried out bowl, was sweating like a horse, had amazing time!

Roller skating in the bowl is for me equal parts challenge, fun and sweat.

When I asked Jane why she loves it & wants to encourage other girls to skate when it’s such hard work she said:

I think girls should encourage each other to go out of their comfort zone and try some crazy stuff! Why it’s fun… I guess the main reason you stick to all the falling and failing is because it’s so rewarding when you land the trick you couldn’t before. And when you do it in company of other skaters that encourage and help you, it gets amazing. Even though you are crazy tired and you end evening with jelly legs, you are happy, full of energy and in my case, with clearer head. So go out, do something you think you can’t and you’ll feel amazing!

Everything Jane said has been true for me and I hope you go out and experience it too.  I’ve been roller skating at the same park I skateboard at and the response has been amazing – the encouragement to try something new has been overwhelming.

Where are you having fun skating and who’s encouraging you?  Hope you share soon.

Below Jane with friends & you can feel the fun!

I can only hope to get air like this one day!

And this – well this is strictly long term goals for me!

Above Jane was at Skatepark Alprem in Slovenia – all around the world girls are skating with style & encouraging other girls.

Ebony Taylor

Ebony Taylor is a mum, graphic artist, skateboarder, and huge supporter of girls skateboarding.

Below she’s at the Leederville Skatepark in Australia doing a Mother-Daughter Bowl Run!

She works full time and is a single mum to 2 very active kids so I’m not sure how she does it all, but I know she does everything with style.

One way she supports other girls skateboarding is through @sweetfireskate

If you’re lucky enough to be in the area you can join them at Beyond Skate Perth North.

I know I’d love to go skate with these girls.

And on every Tuesday in March you can find Ebony at


Where are you having fun skateboarding and how are you encouraging other girls to have fun?

Thanks Ebony for sharing your fun with us!

photo @_floodway_pictures_




Juliette in Masquefa

Loved this picture of Juliette and the caption

Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care!

But I didn’t know where Masquefa is, so I looked it up.

That’s our geography lesson for the day and I hope that every day we remember that Juliette is right – fake people are all working hard to control what others think about them, while real people are just being themselves.

Surround yourself with real people because that’s who will encourage you to be your best self.

Where are you having fun skateboarding?  Hope you share soon because more girls skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding.

Thanks for sharing Juliette and I hope you get better quick & can skate soon.

What’s Going on In Your Basement?

What’s going on in your basement?  I love what’s going on in Marco’s basement.

More girls skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding and get encouragement!  So rad to see Martina has the support of her entire family.

Skateboarding alone is fun but skateboarding with friends & family is even more fun. And yes, practice is needed and falling happens, so I’d much rather fall on carpeting.

Where are you having fun and with you are you skateboarding?  We all start somewhere and I believe we stick with things when they’re fun and we have encouragement.


If You Don’t Fight

Love @kamsmets style and agree with her bio

If you don’t fight for what you want, don’ cry for what you lost!

If something is important to you, then by all means you should fight for it.  In my opinion it’s far better to try and fail than to never try. If you fail you can keep trying while if you never try, you’re just stuck “crying”.

What skater girls are inspiring you?  Hope you share soon because more girls skate when they see girls having fun skating.

Have an awesome weekend and be sure to check out @kamsmets.

She has amazing style and because her posts are in French I get to practice reading – which believe me I need to practice my French.


Believing is Step One

Believing you can do something, is the first step in doing it!

Above Lily Henry captioned the photos above and below

“I believe I can FLY”

I believe she can too!  I also believe that seeing is believing. When we see girls having fun skateboarding it’s super motivating because it shows us what’s possible.

Where are you having fun skateboarding?  These pictures of Lily are from Mandurah, Western Australia. I hope you share soon because more girls around the world skate when they see girls skating.

And if you don’t believe you can skateboard, well believe me when I say you can it’s just a process and every process starts with learning! Don’t let your fear of falling, or never having done it, or any other fear stop you!!!


Skating by the West Coast Chinese Coastline

@karenabeach has a love of surfing – the waves and the land. Above she was skateboarding by the West Coast Chinese Coastline and below she’s using her skateboard to move her surfboard.

Where are you having fun skateboarding?  And how do you incorporate skateboarding into everything else you do?

More girls skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding, so I hope you share soon.