A lot has changed in the past few weeks.
A discussion about "burnout" among the shooters I practice with led to a series of changes
Pete teased me about facebook which everyone knows I despise.
He got me to thinking about it and realizing it's not my place to stand in the way of those that enjoy facebook.
So Skippy volunteered to setup and maintain a facebook page. If you do the facebook thing pay it a visit.
It was also decided to move the setup to sunday morning only and the registration deadline to 9 a.m.
I was against doing that until next year in order to give everyone fair notice but lost the vote.
I like the idea and since I won't be the one turning anyone away it's all good.
It has been a strange year that people don't practice as much anymore.
The two man requirement has really put a cramp on that. It sucks to
have to try and coordinate with others and not being able to practice alone.
You can't practice what you want, when you want for however long you want.
We didn't realize how good we had it until after that landowner stirred up the fuss about three years ago
There have been a lot of new shooters this year which is great but there have been a lot of guys fade away
that I have really enjoyed shooting with in the past. Guys like Leo and the Richards boys just to name a few.
So reflecting on my shooting "career" of over ten years it has been a lot of fun but had become just work.
I have had to be at every single match for the last 5-6 years to do the scoring. HAVE TO.
Only in the last 2-3 years have I shown any significant improvement in my skill level.
I feel my shooting has improved to my satisfaction (proportional to the work I've put in)
The mental game continues to be my biggest struggle.My CRS dogs me and ...
Skippy says Relax. You're way too tense. No shit.Well what can I do about it?
After a lot of self reflection, I decided there was just too much on my plate and my life was out of balance.
After talking to Fred I asked Robert to take over the scoring and he agreed to.
Now I do not HAVE to be at every match it feels like a lot of weight off my shoulders.
I took the nook kit out at setup on Saturday morning after I typed up some instructions.
Robert did everything very well on Sunday without requiring much assistance.
Jon is willing to take over the website after the first of the year for me. He might change his mind after a dose of the BSRPC BOD.
No big deal either way - He mostly wants a fresh look (long overdue) and to help me out.
Since Fred accidentally deleted the score archive index, I decided to just link results to practiscore.com and don't
maintain scores on the website anymore so that was a blessing in disguise.
Skip's an admin on the website and tech savy so I know that will work out.
So that should leave me free at club matches to devote more time to stage programming and visualizing.
I have been doing better at that and it was my primary goal at the last match but that's a story for the next article.
In summary, I feel much better and feel I can take some time off without letting everyone down.
I am looking forward to the 2017 Area 3 uspsa match in a couple weeks. This will be my 3rd and probably final Level III match.
I am going there to have fun and see my sight on every target leaving only acceptable targets. And of course. not get DQ'd
Other than that I don't care about the results / scores
I am traveling with Roger this year which should be a hoot. I've always wanted to get to know him better.