it is, and your avatar is lovely!
If I read correctly on FC, he will try to participate in another challenger in..2 weeks? Does anyone think that is a good idea? I guess it depends on..how he's feelin'.
I think it's a good idea to start playing again as soon as possible. If his year off proved anything it's that not playing and just training isn't helping him. He has to get out there and face his fear again and again and finish matches, no matter what the score is.