>Where I was/Where I am…
Where I was:
I am Livia Tasia, 140 AD Greek/Roman. I live in the Kingdom of An Tir, Barony of Three Mountains, though I mostly had called Barony of Stromgard my home. I first started going to fighter practices. Then eventually a few events. With the help of Baron Rognvaldr, Sir Kjartan, Sir Tiernan and a several others, I got my kit together quickly.
I found a mentor Knight in Sir Caius Livius Germanicus and was well on my way when at practice I stepped to the side to avoid a hit by Sir Caius and I tore my ACL in half and cracked the meniscus. It was horrible. I had surgery and it was a slow nasty recovery. I tried to come back to fighting again a year later and was sidelined again with personal baloney. I haven’t participated in person for quite a long time, however, I’ve stayed involved online.
Where I am:
Several pounds heavier, out of shape, recovering from elbow surgery (on my sword arm no less) and trying to get back into a fitness program. I just gave up the last couple of years of ever participating again. But screw that. I know Sir William came back from a broken back and many fighters have had similar problems. There’s no reason I can’t overcome my issues. And I want it badly now.
So, I will read Armor Archive daily, I will start working slowly with my sword (left handed if I must – and that wouldn’t be a bad thing to be able to fight left handed), get going on a healthy fitness program and get my shit together!
I know the fighters have said go to practices even if you don’t fight – but not ready for that just yet. Don’t ask – it’s a stupid reason.
I’ll work on my very cool (to me!) sword book and keep inspired by that. The sword book is a book of pictures and sayings from Armor Archive and An Tir fighters.