SOLC 30 of 31: En Grade!

It’s always funny how life comes full circle. Today, I will take my daughter for a foil fencing lesson. She has begun private foil lessons after finishing her first season with the High School Team.

I was a foil fencer in High School and College. I was shy and not so confident off the strip and more aggressive on the strip. I became Captain of both HS and College teams, not because I was the best fencer, but because I was a good teammate and cheerleader.

Before joining the High School team this year, my daughter hadn’t been on many teams. She didn’t see herself as an athlete. I convinced her to try out for the team (it helped that one of her best friends was also doing it). I told her, “If you make it, great. If not, at least you tried out.” She made it. She loved being part of the team – even if as a JV team member she didn’t get to have a lot of her own bouts. After the season she decided she’d like to get better so that next year she has more confidence.

So today, we head to the fencing studio where she’ll continue with 1:1 foil lessons that she started about a month ago. It’s fun to see her confidence grow and to share these deja vue moments with her! Can’t wait to see her on the fencing strip next season!


  1. Liz Forderhase said,

    March 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    I am so glad she made the team and has this opportunity! I believe in being involved and finding the “just right” activity! Sounds like she found hers!

  2. dandre3 said,

    March 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    What a wonderful story and connection for both of you.

  3. outdoorsgirl said,

    March 30, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    What a great connection with your daughter. It’s something so unique that the both of you share. Enjoy the experience second time around.

  4. Julie K said,

    March 30, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Enjoy the shared experience with your daughter,

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