No Fear…and strange men

I often find myself perusing the Facebook feature that allows you to look back through the years at your timeline for that day in history.  Today I was struck by several things. The first was 8 years ago I had just gotten my dragonfly tattoo that was designed for me by Derek, a wonderful tattoo... Continue Reading →

Dealing with NORMAL…

"Assuming I was like most women was your first mistake..." It's been exactly a month since I returned home from Battle of the Nations in Prague and my trip to Denmark.  As always, it has been difficult adapting back to a 'normal' life...one that does not revolve around fighting, adrenaline and extremely high cortisol levels.... Continue Reading →

2016 BoTN Campaign-Prague 2

As I sit here, on my long flight home from Europe, eating the last of my snacks purchased in the open medieval market, a blog strikes me for many reasons.  Mostly, mental exhaustion. I have been on campaign for two weeks of fighting, of adrenaline highs and lows, of extreme physical activity and of never... Continue Reading →

I Want To Feel Life…

A few days ago a wonderfully amazing man shared 5 words with me that resonated like nothing has before.  Austin's text simply said "I want to feel life".  Regardless of what he was replying to me about, that text stood out from everything else.  In fact, I kept going back to it, and re-reading it,... Continue Reading →

Maximum Effort…

The one rule to live by that I took away from "Deadpool" (which I loved btw) was Maximum Effort.  Always give your best, push your hardest and no matter what...never leave home without a weapon lol! But some days are much MUCH harder than others.  Yesterday was one of the harder ones for me.  Everything... Continue Reading →

Back to Training…finally!

I got back from my orthopedic doctor yesterday and finally was able to breath a sigh of relief!  He took me out of my splint and said I should be fine to start strengthening my hand & wrist and most importantly, I can start my weapons training again! It has been several months since I... Continue Reading →

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