Its the end of the world as we know it…

…and I feel fine…

I am not sure I do actually, but it was impossible not to write that after that title…and that title was sort of inevitable too!

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Project Fit Enough to Dance in a Mask is as of now officially at an end. 

Coincidentally my time with Mythago is at an end too. Which is why I don’t feel particularly fine…

However, it was the right thing for me to do at this time. If you have read other posts you will know I have been struggling with stuff that was said to my by a couple of Mythago members in the wake of an altercation last summer. Now, in theory I should be able to let these things go, and to be honest I have let a lot of it go, but it has forever changed my view of these people and the dancing as a whole.

If you haven’t read any of it… look here and here and here

Don’t get me wrong, leaving was entirely voluntary. There has been no falling out with the side or the majority of the members. I just don’t feel it is the right place for me right now, or for the foreseeable future.

But I am sad.

I gave a lot of my life and my time and my energy to Mythago (not to mention a couple of broken bones!). I don’t begrudge any of it, but I am left feeling a bit flat and sad about the way it ended. I feel like I have lost a lot, and will have to discover new lives and new civilisation, and boldly go where noone has gone before…

No hang on, that got away from me…

I have to discover who I am without the mask, with out the shouting and the sticks…

Ok, there might still be shouting…

But here I am, looking into a future unmasked!

A future which holds lots of exciting new challenges, not least of which is the strongwoman competition which should distract me fairly well 😀

But for now, to Mythago, I say Goodbye. I will miss you.



By Sam Catchpole

She/They | Aspiring Strongperson, Photographer, Artist, Writer,


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