I've got 2 phrases I picked up from derby: "Is this the hill I want to die on?" and "Not my circus, not my monkeys." Roller derby is so much more than just playing a sport, especially when you're still learning and building up a league and team. You've got to learn how to run a business as well, and when you're in a group with a bunch of loud spoken, strong willed people, it's really easy to get lost in the weeds. So the best way to survive is you learn to pick your battles (phrase 1) and mind your own damn business (phrase 2).