Feb 12, 2014

Lesson 11: Life is short... or is it?

We're all familiar with the saying, "Life is short..."but is it really? In actuality we have no clue how long or short our lives will be. For instance, some people will have amazing plans for this weekend that they'll never experience... and nobody knows who that'll be. Time moves swiftly... even more so as we get older, and while it's exciting to see the years passing by, it makes me wonder the age old question, "what am I doing with my life?"

Sometimes I feel like I'm just existing... passively moving through life while having moments when I yell "time in" and start playing massive d... just to yell "time out" and catch a breather, all the while life keeps carrying on.

As my 30th birthday approaches I've started to become more introspective. In addition to wanting to finally "get my life together," I've decided that fear is stupid and something I'd like to conquer. A few people know my intense fear of guns. Like, next level fear. I don't want to be around them, I don't go to gun ranges, I don't want them around me... I just don't like guns, don't trust the people with them. None of that. So, imagine how much progress I made when a few weeks ago I stepped foot into a gun range!

As we drove up my heart started racing. Yes, just being in the parking lot made me anxious. Stepping out of the car I could hear the loud POPs and realized that this was the real deal. It's one thing to exist in a world with fears you can for the most part avoid... but to willingly face your fears head on! It takes a lot of gumption.

Anyways, while I didn't have the nerve to actually fire the gun myself, being in the range was a huge, huge, HUGE step for me. I also decided to take it a step further and signed up for the introductory course! I want to be formerly introduced to guns and gun safety in a controlled environment with a professional instructor. I can't believe I actually had the courage to sign up for the class! It may seem silly, but this was a huge step for me and I'm excited to report back next week on how everything went down.

Like my bf said, how else will I be prepared for the zombie apocalypse!  


2 comments:

Julie Lovenbury said...

I'm so impressed!! I HATE guns, and everything that involves guns. I'm glad you faced your fear (but don;t buy one, that's sketchy) :)

T said...

I am scared of guns too. Kudos to you for conquering your fear. If there's a zombie apocolypse, I'll just die because like your next post says, life is short. LOL!

My ex let me hold his gun (no bullets in it) and I started trembling. I wish I was a bossy chick who went to the gun range and knew how to shoot a gun, but nah... I'll live vicariously through you!

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