I am new to the SCA! This blog will chronicle my adventures as a newbie. I am a happily married, 32 year old stay at home mom. I have two babies ages one and two, they keep me very busy but I will try to keep this blog updated as much as possible.
I was first introduced to the SCA about ten years ago when my brother and sister-in-law invited me to an event they were attending in my city. They brought me some garb (for other newbies like me, that is period clothing), and we went to a day event. It was quite some time ago but I do remember having a lot of fun and wondering what the hell they were feeding me (chuckle).
Also my husband has been talking about the SCA for years, he was an active member before we were married and our lives got so busy. He is always talking about wanting to go again but we just never get around to it. We have only been to one event since we’ve been married and that was more than three years ago. A lot of our friends are in the SCA so we’ve never really been totally disconnected from it, but I was never fully involved either. We do own a bit of our own garb, some feast gear and a yurt that my husband made himself when he first joined the SCA.
So while I can’t claim to be completely naïve about the SCA life I certainly have a LOT to learn! Like what is a Fletcher? How do I become a Baroness? Why was I told to watch out for "Period Nazis"? And why do people keep shouting ‘Huzzah!’? So much to learn, so little brain cells to hold it all in! But I promise to try, and don’t feel bashful about correcting any misinformation I give by writing in the comments section – I swear I won’t be offended, or surprised for that matter. Hopefully I haven’t given out any bad info already!!
I have to admit I do feel a bit overwhelmed, I still need to pick out a period name, come up with a persona, (or probably the other way around on that?), make some more garb (the stuff I own barely fits anymore), and make garb for my kiddies. I have introduced myself on our local barony’s website and have gotten a number of kind e-mail responses so that helps me feel a lot less anxious. I really just want to dive in head first and get involved in everything. I’m really interested in learning how scribe/do calligraphy and sew decently.
While I am a fairly outgoing person, I do get anxious in new situations and meeting new people. My hope is to document my experience as a new SCA member so that when other newbies come along they can read my blog and hopefully not feel as petrified as me!