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I am also the author of 4 books, available on Amazon, and at many major outlets. I have been contributing writer for Combat Handgun Magazine and Women and Guns Magazine.

I was an instructor for many years, currently on hiatus.

Thank you for following along with me as this journey continues.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

For the Sheer Joy

Years ago (more than I care to admit) I took flying lessons, even soloed a few times, but got to a point where it was too expensive to keep going and gave it up.  Learning to fly is pretty intense.  My instructor, who had been a pilot for over 40 years, once told me; “sometimes you just have to punch holes in clouds.”  That was his way of telling me I needed to relax and just go, have fun, fly for the sheer joy of being up in the air.

With the craziness of the past week, the incredible response to National Take Your Daughters to the Range Day, and the associated stress of trying to pull an infrastructure together in record time so we don’t lost the momentum I’ve been losing sleep, grinding my teeth and generally grumpy.  Ok, there is another word for it, rhymes with witchy, but I don’t know who is reading this.  J

My new friend, and NTYDTTRD supporter, Cathi, reminded me I need to relax, go to the range and let go of the stress.  In doing that she reminded me why we started this project.  For a moment I had lost sight of that.  It is about the sheer joy and fun of shooting. 

My plan is to go to the range this weekend and blow holes in paper.  I’m not going to work on my next Winchester Rocker, I’m not going to practice my drills, I’m not going to do anything except relax, let the lead fly…downrange of course…and let my stress go downrange with it.  Why?  For the sheer joy of it. 

Thank you all for your support and patience.  Hopefully within about two weeks I will have finished by part of the infrastructure and will be able to focus on getting materials out, registering participating ranges, and planning the local event I will co-host.  Until then…I’ll keep going to the range and letting the lead, and the stress, fly downrange. 


Safe Shooting

10 comments:

  1. I think what you're doing is awesome...if there is anything I can do to help you out and take some of the weight off your shoulders, please let me know!

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    1. Thank you Erica! Not sure what I could use help with right now, but I will keep you in mind. In the interim, would you like to try to set up an event near you or would you like to volunteer to work with Evan and I up here are the one we host?

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  2. We call it gun powder therapy for a reason.

    It is very therapeutic and about the best stress relief around!

    Enjoy putting holes in paper :)

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  3. We call it gun powder therapy for a reason.

    It is very therapeutic and about the best stress relief around!

    Enjoy putting holes in paper :)

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  4. Great post, Lynne! It made me want to fly :0) - and you wouldn't even need ear protection for that! LOL Hang in there, and thanks for your support and encouragment, as well. We (women shooters) are breaking new ground in many areas these days, but we're up to the challenge :0) Now get out there and shoot something!

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  5. Heading out first thing tomorrow. Can't wait!

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    1. Thank you, but you already knew this. I read you, too! :-)

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  7. I went to the range this morning and let fly! WONDERFUL!

    I couldn't stop myself from drilling a little, but...I was so relaxed after.

    Thanks for all the great comments!

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