I finally reffed a bout. I have reffed a few scrimmages as outside pack ref, like 10 and a couple as inside pack ref. I've also NSO'd lots of scrimmages and bouts. But I had yet to do the final step of reffing a bout.
Well last night that all changed. I did it for real and it turned out good.
Basically this is the accumulation of all my hard work. Learning how to skate and learning how to call penalties.
While both require a lot more practice, I have officially gotten to the point where I am ok. Not good, not great, really just mediocre. This is just fine. I don't expect to be farther along than I am right now.
But I am pretty blown away that I made a plan, stuck to it and now here I am happily and safely within the arms of mediocrity.