So the moment I saw Sarah Connor in Terminator 2, around age 13 or so…that was that. I thought “holy smokes, I want to be that badass!” There is something amazing to me about a woman who can truly hold her own – I never really enjoyed the “damsel in distress” idea because I felt like I wanted to rely on MYSELF – even as a little girl I loved the idea of being “strong” all around.
I was always in the mindframe – definitely more tomboy than not, and in love all things dark and otherworldly… My favorite haunt at museums (aside from the Ancient Egyptian wing!) was the Armory…and then there’s that thing about Martial Arts…so…I guess this isn’t a stretch!
As for firearms, I’m not nearly as proficient as I’d like to be, but I’m working on it. My hunnie was a competitive shooter so I am incredibly thankful for the advice, guidance, and teaching – it is definitely something you have to get used to. I have a highly acute auditory system so I have to double up on ear protection – even then, I STILL flinch! But…I’ll get there! If nothing else, understanding the mechanics of a firearm in a crazy world is very much a skill that can save a Life (maybe even your own.) I don’t take the responsibility or act lightly.
I do wonder why there are so many people wearing tactical gear at the range though – I’m not sure it is wholly required for sales and handing out lanes… But then…I kind of want this outfit so maybe I shouldn’t be talking??
I feel like we can say so much about ourselves in pictures… Lofty goals, I realize, but it won’t keep me from dreaming! 😉 I’m definitely on the tougher chick spectrum (as opposed to the girlie), but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I think strong women are flat-out phenomenal, and I’m honored if I can even be a fraction as awesome as many I know and respect….even those in art or film!
More Art that I love…
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