A while ago, I mean like maybe a year ago, I wrote about coming to terms with being hobby-less. I’d never had a hobby or anything I’d been good at (I soon later claimed blogging as a hobby), but recently I think I have found another hobby! More like a hobby that I can perfect into a skill. Are you ready for it!? Are you sure?
1. The boyfriend got me into it – (I did kind of beg for one too)
He bought me a compound bow for my birthday a few months ago. We spent hours at the shop putting arrows through different bows trying to figure out which one I liked best. Well, that was my first time shooting arrows and it definitely messed up my shoulder. I couldn’t lift anything for the following 6 weeks. Yes, rookie mistake. Then we got so busy and were never able to take it out to sight it in.
2. Got me all set up and I’m ready to rock n’ roll
Finally, this month we took it out to the local archery range and got me all set up! And let me tell you, it was fucking fantastic. And so much fun! I crave it now! And just so y’all know, 40 yards is my jam. That pin was set perfectly and I could hit everything at that distance!
3. Now it’s an activity for the boyfriend and I to do together
The boyfriend has had his bow for a bit longer than me and he has a hard time finding the time to practice too. But now it’s something that we can do together, just the two of us. And I am all about it, now that it’s set up and I can actually hit some targets!
4. Stretching out my brain to learn something new
Uh yeah, I’m not athletic and my hand-eye-coordination has always been super shitty. But it challenges me a lot to learn something new and it felt really good to be doing something out of my norm. I am hooked!
Ah, I can’t wait until we can go out again. And who knows, if the boyfriend stays as busy as he is, I might just have to go out myself! Have any of you ever tried or do archery? Or maybe you just got a new hobby too? I want to hear about it!