Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2017 Goals (and Failure)

This photo is painful.  See the little red arrows pointing to what is about 1mm of white space?  That 1mm cost me from achieving one of my archery practice goals, which is to get 20x on a 1/2 face at 1/2 distance.  It wouldn't usually be too bad, I have gotten many19x's before, it is pretty much my average.  But this time it was painful.  I felt like I got slapped in the face.

That shot happened on the 3rd arrow of my last end. But I didn't know I missed*, the shot felt right, and its tough to judge the tiny face with fletching blocking the view. The last two shots were center punches, and I went up up to the target thinking I could check off one more goal.  But no, I'm still chasing this one.  But I'll get it.  But, it wasn't today.

It got me thinking about goals, disappointment, failure, last year, and a few other things.

The first thing I noticed when I looked back at my photo goals from last year one thing stood out.  I didn't actually do any of them.  The car one gave me a lot of anxiety, because I desperately want to do it, I just haven't gotten any timing to work!  Its one of those I need to find collaborators for and that hasn't gone so well so far.

The other one, well, that one should have been easy.  But, alas, it was not done either.

However, they were the only two goals I didn't achieve last year.  But, still, I had targets and missed them.

This year I have one photography goal.  Shoot more, shoot to have fun, and share more. I also really want to shoot cars with my pinhole camera, I have for two years.  I have all the stuff I need except the cars!

Archery.  I want to do some organized shooting outside.  I also want to get a target bow.  But, the latter is a want not a goal, so we'll see.

Bookwise, I like the pace I have had for the last 5 or so years, but I am behind.  I need to pick up my game to maintain it this year.  I have two waiting for me on my Kindle right now!

Otherwise, I'll participate in activities as the mood strikes.

Next post will be photos from my favorite outing of last year.

*I still am unsure why I missed. Which is troubling me greatly at the moment!  😄

*Update* - 1 Week Later.... I got all 20.  The last few were a bit dicey.  I was much calmer last week.

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