Seize the Tuesday [6] – Learning a new skill

seizethetuesdaybanner_zpsf766e20aSeize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by myself and the Let’s Get Lost Buddies Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we’re reading. We’ll share our posts online with the hashtag: #LetsAllGetLost. The idea is to share little ways in which you may have embraced Bree’s motto of seizing the Tuesday. To relate it to books, you can talk about what book you’re reading, and how you stole some moments from the day to enjoy reading. It doesn’t have to be about reading, but we all know that a well-read day is a day seized. The idea is not just to help spread the word on LGL, but also to remind people to live fully, even/especially if that means spending a part of your day reading.

When I started this year, I made a list of things to do this year. One of the things on the list was “Learn a new skill”. This could have been anything – sewing, coding, playing guitar, etc. But my favorite (and the one I wanted to learn the most) was archery. I have always wanted to learn how to shoot a bow, and of course, this want was fueled in recent years by things like The Hunger Games, Arrow, The Lord of the Rings…aka the abundance of archers in the media. So when my brother’s girlfriend said she was going to buy a new bow, I asked if she’d teach me. Today she bought it and today I began learning archery! Yay!

It’s kind of difficult to draw the bow/pull the string/whatever you want to call it (which is only more difficult due to my arthritis), but I’ve always had pretty good aim so that part wasn’t too hard. I had a lot of fun, and I think that’s mostly the point. Here’s me shooting and my first bag full of arrows. I hit the bullseye! [Sorry for the seriously crappy picture of the target]

Shooting Bow Arrows

So today, I get to mark something off my to-do list for the year, and that’s awesome. Tuesday seized.

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