Hello, World!

Thanks for joining me at a new beginning of my blog :) Over 15 months have passed without an update, but I’m here now to revitalize this space! I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions so I won’t make any presidential promises about the blog… besides, I’m more about SMART goals anyway :P

In a clean up attempt, I switched to a simpler blog theme that conveniently hides the unruly, old menu behind the menu icon in the top right of this page :) You can navigate to old blog posts through the Archives or by clicking the “Older Posts” button at the bottom of the Home page. The half-finished SA Refs Academy (Maties) content is still hanging around in the sitemap links.

Some numbers!
gamesreffedWoah! That’s a lot! A lot has happened since my last post- there’s been a ton of rugby, thousands of lessons learned, and buckets of fun, so please stay tuned!

More on this weekend at the National Development Summit, New Year’s Resolutions, and 2016 Highlights after the jump.

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Hello, World!

Year 1 in Review

Continuing with reflections as I promised in the New Year, New Directions blog post, here are more feelings I have about my first year since becoming a certified ref!

• Games reffed: 59
• Tries awarded: ~300
• Points awarded: >1700
• Camp invited to: 1
• States traveled to (not thru) for rugby: RI, MA, NH, NY, MD, GA
• Coins flipped and lost: too many
• Concussions had: ZEROOOO
• Haircuts had: also zero
• Times I dreamt of “being dehydrated since September”: 1
• New braces acquired: 1 (wrist)
• Injuries re-aggravated: L shoulder, R knee, R hamstring, R wrist, R foot

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Year 1 in Review