YAY! HEMA club training yesterday. We had seven people total including our fearless leader. I met three new people. I believe one was already a member, but the two others are new. A mother and son. I've really missed the training and my new friends over the holidays. We covered footwork, sword grip and some basic guards. I learned a few new ways to go from one guard to another. Both in hand to hand combat and with my sword. I am amazed at how quickly time flies during these training sessions.
I have made the commitment to attend the training seminar, "The Fundamentals of Armizare" on January 23. I have purchased my ticket and am excited about going. I will be carpooling with our leader and others. I have already arranged my work schedule to have Saturday off.
Another milestone I've passed in my life is I am now ten years free of nicotine. I have anticipated that clean date for years. And it passed me by. I didn't remember until three days after that date. Whoops....
I have met my weight loss goals for the holidays. That goal was not to gain any of what I have lost back. GOAL ACHIEVED! Actually I have lost another three pounds. I stepped on the scales again this morning since I've went in another notch on my belt.
I am spending more time with friends and having a real life, social life outside of work for the first time in years. I am enjoying it. I had forgotten what a people person I am. I still have to have my alone time, but I do enjoy people. I am one of those lucky people who seem to get along with most anyone. Maybe because I always look for the good in others and I usually find it.
I am finally getting back into the swing of things around the homestead here. And I have actually expanded what I am keeping clean. My progress is slow, much slower than my impatient self like. I am working hard to recognize what progress I have made so as not to become dispirited.