Now, I know that’s the kind of title I might use if I were announcing I was closing down my blog.
On the contrary. I mean quite the opposite.
Those who follow me here, or on Twitter or on Facebook or my other blog, Plumb Mad Dog Mean, know that since last March I have been fighting leukemia. Between that and keeping life going, it’s about all I have had time or energy for.
The last USPSA match I shot was on February 27, 2016. I looked at this match as the last one I would shoot before qualifying for Senior in March. I was right, but it was also the last match I would shoot before being diagnosed with leukemia on March 15.
I must confess, thanks to a suppressed immune system, and not really feeling like going to the range, I haven’t fired a gun since that match. But all of that is going to change.
I have come to realize, the hard way, that life is short. There are things I enjoy in life, and I owe it to myself to devote some time and energy to those, and to enjoy them to their fullest.
So, I have put together a set of goals that I want to reach, before the anniversary of my transplant on June 28:
- Post to this blog at least once a week, preferably more.
- Post to Twitter and Facebook at least daily.
- Devote time each day in my office dry firing. (This is one advantage of working from home!)
- Work on my physical strength and endurance so I can compete decently. After all, I have lost quite a bit of weight, and I need to take advantage of that, and regain my strength. I may even try to find a coach or other training so I can get my stamina back.
- Start competing regularly in USPSA and GSSF.
- Move up from D class to C class in USPSA Production.
- Look into other aspects of shooting sports to see if I want to give them a try:
- Open shooting
- Sporting clays
- Attend the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
- Be more involved in GeorgiaCarry.
- Renew my Glock Armorer certification.
So, look for more posts. The ones involving these goals will be tagged Moving Along.