Wednesday, November 09, 2011

BANG! Is this a mid-life crisis?

I am 46 years old and wondering if I am entering my "mid-life crisis" or am just being influenced by my now living in northern, Michigan. I had never golfed (other than putt-putt) until now. But at the age of 46 I have now found myself out on the fairway. I have even golfed in church this year on a Sunday morning at our church in Michigan and just last night at the closing night of Mission Conference in West Milton, Ohio.

But now I have added another "first," again at age 46. Let me set up the story. Last week I attended my very first Wild Game Dinner up in Michigan. I ate wild boar (another first for me) among other wild game. But at the end of the night I walked away with the door price - a 12-gauge shotgun! Imagine me with a shotgun!!! If you know me you know that me winning a shotgun is the epitome of ironic! But now, at the age of 46, I am the proud owner of a 12-gauge shotgun.

Now here is where the next first comes in. Woody, who is the Mission Director at the church I have been speaking at this past week, heard that I now own a shotgun and that I know nothing about guns. Actually, I shot a gun one time out of a farmer's window at a youth event when I was a youth pastor (not smart, I know) and got me a ground hog right in the head! Anyway, Woody took Laura and I out to the shooting range today - another first for me at age 46. BANG! That was fun! My wife out shot me (but she grew up shooting a gun out in Colorado). However, I was the only one that got the bulls-eye! I think I might be hooked!

I'm age 46 and finding myself on the golf course and at the firing range! Is this a mid-life crisis? Either way - I wonder what might be my next first!

1 comment:

Joy said...

Now if we can just get a bow & arrow (traditional, of course) in your hands....