As many you already know I have been in Cork, Ireland, for a few months as an Erasmus student. It did not take me much time since I came here to realize that I made the right decision and now that more time has passed, I can say that it was, very likely, the best decision I have ever made.
Among all the wonderful things I am experiencing in my semester abroad there is one I would like to highlight, my participation in the “Fencing Intervarsities 2017”, a fencing competition between all universities in Ireland. In this competition each university has a team of three members for all modalities, and I had the honour of being part of the UCC Women’s Epee Team.
As I said in my post “The Art of Missing” it has been quite a long time since I last practiced fencing and unfortunately I couldn’t train for the competition as much as I would have liked. In spite of everything we obtained very good results, we forge good friendships and we create memories that are going to be difficult to forget.
Once you have held a sword your arm does not feel complete when you do not wrap it; that is a fascinating feeling only fencing can bring.
There is a beast inside every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand.