Perhaps before I continue with my back story, I should stop for a moment and briefly explain my reasons for starting this blog.
This is going to contain a lot of "I"s and "me"s, because, well, because
it's a personal journey that I'm writing about. And I'm just not
sophisticated enough to put it all into "in this author's opinion"
First reason, I guess, is because I always have
more to say than I'm sure my Facebook friends want to hear. I needed
another outlet for the thoughts that spill from my brain out on to the
keyboard. This way, you, the reader, "choose" to put up with me, rather
than having me cluttering up your newsfeed involuntarily. :-)
I thought I might have a different angle to share than is already out
there. I'm a pediatrician who likes the smell of gunpowder in the
morning. I'm also a quartet singer, and home sew-er, and quilter, and most
importantly, I am AVERAGE. There is really nothing "special" about me,
except that I started all of this later in life.
Third, I am most
decidedly NOT "Tammy Tactical". In fact, I am probably closer to being
Tammy's inept second cousin, Gertrude. I'm not the "cool" shooter on the
range, I'm not the one in the neato jersey, I'm not the "High Lady", I'm just me, and I have a helluva lotta
fun doing it. If anything, I might aspire to be the Erma Bombeck of the
shooting range. The grass is always greener over the septic tank, the
mud is always deeper where the poppers fall, and your morning
coffee always hits bottom when you are the one "on deck".