Friday, 4 May 2012

You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks



How is it Friday again?? How?? I cannot believe how quickly the weeks are passing at the moment. Won't be long till we'll be at the end of May (and I'll be another year older - yikes!).

The good thing about so many Friday's coming round is I am actually getting a little blogging in (even if it's only one post a week to force me to find something to be grateful for!).

This week's gratitude moment is a little strange. Today I'm thankful for the fact that at 35 years old I have finally come to accept that you're never too old to try something new. I think it stems from my karate training (beginning a martial art at 33 and discovering that even though you're no spring chicken you can actually turn out to be reasonably good at it is quite an eye opener).

Earlier in the week my thoughts turned to another fighting art that I've recently been considering. I decided that I might like to investigate whether fencing would be something I could do. I had a quick google around and luckily I found a (reasonably) local fencing club that is having a taster session on the 16th May, followed by a 5 week begineer's course should people decide they want to continue with it.

I dithered for a little while but after some consultation with my lovely, supportive, and slightly jealous (he doesn't think his dodgy old knees could handle fencing) husband I popped off an quick email to the club and I've signed up for the taster session.

So, today I am grateful for the fact that you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks.

I'm soooooo looking forward to giving fencing a go.

En garde!!

TTFN

3 comments:

Candace said...

Came over from Shimelle. Loved having a read of your blog.

Candace x

Deb_in_oz said...

Go for it Marie - can't wait to hear how fencing goes. Hubby was a fencer (?) in uni - i try not to tease him, such a british thing to me LOL

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