It's almost like the kid in me having a hero to look up to again Not saying I wanna be a costume vigilante lol. But...I do want to be like the Arrow to that level of skill and ability, I want that patience, that aim, that skill.
For me, archery started off as something to mimic. I'm a fan of the character Green Arrow being that I grew up a DC comic nerd. Wasn't till the TV show, that I wanted to pick up a bow and try it for myself. I started with my older brothers Lil' Soux bow - meant more for a child but... lol. Next bow I purchased was from one of the service techs at my work, a compound Lynx Magnum. Sweet deal and I was so awestruck with it I just handed the cash over without seeing it if it really was the best bow for me. My best efforts were made. Nonetheless, I practiced behind a place I work with a box target I made. Wasn't till about *coughs* 10 holes in garage door that I invested in wood slabs to rest behind it.
Some time after I had a chat with someone online and I learned of Seton range, and fun place it is. Very relaxing...very welcoming which is great for a guy with social anxiety. About a year later I acquired a Martin Saber. My aim still needs a lot of work and finding and acquiring arrows is a costly venture which is leaving less time to shoot than I'd like. Meantime I've even incorporated archery into a workout: using a broom stick and a resistance band, I've been working my draw arm, and working my opposite side. My archery goals so far
- Hit a few in a row Bullseyes
- Own a Oneida Kestrel
- Hit near center a Target almost 100 yards
Side note: my nerd moment in archery - Stephen Amell, star of Arrow, has held both my Lynx and my Martin Saber :-P
The best you can hope for in your extracurriculars is that they provide you with achievements every so often, right? Sounds like Michael found a bullseye right there.