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Monday, October 27, 2008

Used to be a gun slinging mama

Tonight on my way to pick up the babies, I drove past the old shooting range that I fondly like to think as my old 'stomping grounds' and had a flashback to the days where I was a pistol drawing mom, going to the range with my ex husband to fire off some rounds to release some tension (where did the tension come from?? hmmm.... i wonder..... LOL).

Yes, it's true. I used to LOVE shooting guns. And I was good at it too! I even considered a career as a NJ State Trooper, just so I could go to the Academy and go through the weapons training. My gun of choice was a .22 pistol or a 9mm pistol -- nothing anything bigger, even though my ex tried getting me to shoot 45 caliber revolvers and they were NOT for me. They were way too powerful.

I don't know if I necessarily miss shooting, or if I'm sad that it's not a part of my life anymore.. I'm a different person than I was then. I can't imagine walking into a shooting range now and shooting guns just for the hell of it. I'm more calm, more focused, less pent up. I was going through some bad shit during that time, and I guess that's how I chose to release my anger and frustration. I bet I would still be good, though!