After Nearly a Decade
I’m retiring from fencing. No more fencing, no more coaching, no more refereeing starting August 1st, 2008.
Why? it’s not because I’m burnt out in the sense that I’ve had too much fencing. It’s more that this has always been my plan. To start something, raise it up, and then turn it over to the people who asked for it – the members. Now that RCF is incorporated, I only serve to stand in the way of preventing many people from doing the work that one man cannot. The tools are there, the armorers, the coaches, the refs, the facility, it is far from an impossible situation.
My hope is that people will take it upon themselves to do more demos, to bring in friends, to teach each other to do the things they have learned. In the mean time, I will be regaining my weekend, my evenings, and my opportunity to be a the kind of guy who is “a family man”, or to do some side projects at work, like training other developers to use our software, or to take a business course, or learn more about electronics, or read, or any of those things that I’ve left in a pile on the side while I worked with fencing.
I know that many of you define me through my fencing, but it’s the right move for the club, it’s the right move for me too.