Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

targetSo, I am now a fully paid up member of Archery GB, Archery NI and the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sports Association Archery Club; I have also spent money on buying equipment for myself (even though the club are providing most of it for me for a few months I wanted to get some of of my personalised/preferenced things instead) though I did manage (just) to stop short of buying a bow somehow 😉 …so who wants to start the betting for just how long it takes before I get either so ill that I can’t continue or my arms fall off, ey? 🙂

…oh, and my first actual COMPETITION is on the 17th December because I believe that, after only 4 classes back, why not jump in with both feet and all the way up my broken body waaaay over my head, and do a double (yes it’s actually a double competition in one day – like I said, jumping in with both feet! GRIN) Portsmouth and have some fun. What’s the worst that can happen, ey? 🙂
Back in the day, after getting out of hospital after six months immobile or in a wheelchair, I was told not to do martial arts, sky dive, or bungee jump …almost twenty nine later I’m now a 5th degree black belt in kung fu (still haven’t bungee jumped or sky-dived though, really must get around to that 😉 ) so once I put my mind to something I rarely let things stop me. I have a plan for what I want to do with archery and while this may be very early days yet I feel the same buzz, giddiness, glee, and antici ….pation (to quote the good Doctor Frankenfurter) I did back when I took my first steps (literally and figuratively) in martial arts now with archery; a quote I find very apt at the moment is “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” I really like that because it means that you have to try your best to attain your goal, or your dreams, and you (or in this case me I suppose) have to have a big dream to begin with …the thing is – which is really the apt part, being archery related and all 😉 – is that I have a dream, a goal, and it is a big one, and I am aiming for it, and am going to work my little backside off towards it, but I don’t intend to miss it at all! 🙂