My name is Allyson, and I am a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms (aka the SCA). I have flirted with the SCA for about 25 years, but only joined up formally in 2014. I haven't looked back! I've learned so much in the past few years, and I wouldn't trade a single second of that time.
Don't think that you have to be young to join. I'm in my late 40s, as of this writing (autumn 2018), and while my early forays into SCA were in my 20s, I didn't find my feet until 43! There are people of all ages, from babes in arms right up to those who are by all rights our honored Elders. I cherish them all.
I have three personas (fictional but mostly historically accurate characters) in the SCA: Alison of Stonemarche (my 14th century Scots lady, servant to mistress Lagohaire), Sister Agnes of Aberffraw (a 14th century Cistercian nun), and Edgitha Hlammandi (a 10th century Scandinavian woman from the northern most island in the Shetlands). It is Edgitha that I'll be sharing most about on this site.