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Trying Something For The First Time


When was the last time you tried something for the first time?

Well, my last ‘first time’ moment was on the weekend when I tried archery and let’s just say…I LOVE IT!

Mr. G and I went away for the weekend for some unwind time in the country. I saw that they offered some different activities and one caught my eye, archery.

When we started walking over to the archery area I remember saying to Mr. G ‘Oh, I’m not so sure about this anymore. Why did I book this again?’

Well, after my first few goes, that thought was completely out the window and I found myself trying to perfect my stance and shot. I amazed myself with the fact that I could actually aim and that I could actually get the arrow in the circle, on the blue and red circles as a matter of fact. Pretty good for a first timer I thought.


I kept adding arrow after arrow to my bow, feeling like I was on the set of a Lord of the Rings movie with the rolling countryside in the background. I tilted my wrist, changed my angle and then pulled the bow back with my fingers, getting arrow after arrow firmly projecting into the board. I wasn’t as uncoordinated as I thought.


This is ‘serious’ Eva. I’m very competitive you know.

I wanted to keep on going for the rest of the afternoon but didn’t want to hold the lady up that instructed us.  I had found something else I loved.

‘Do you think we could set one of these up in our backyard?’ I asked Mr. G. Probably not the smartest question I’ve asked.

It reminded me again how important it is to give things a go, to take risks, because with these risks great things appear on the other side.

So, what was the last thing you tried for the first time? How did it go?

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  1. May 18, 2015 / 6:25 am

    I love archery – it’s so zen. It’s probably the closest thing to meditation that I do – you control your breathing, you focus and be very still in the moment. It’s such a great feeling!! (I’m pretty bad at it tho…!)

  2. May 18, 2015 / 7:01 am

    There is one of these places about 10 minutes from me. I seriously think this is one thing I’d actually be good at! I can throw a nappy into a bin from across the room! Just saying!

    • May 20, 2015 / 9:03 am

      Heck, if you can do that Jody, you’d be awesome at archery! Give it a shot (pardon the pun)

  3. May 18, 2015 / 7:08 am

    You look like a serious Katniss in your bow and arrow stance! I haven’t done archery since primary school and I was pretty terrible with my aim. Last night I experienced my first hypnosis session! It was prep for birth. A little experiment that hopefully helps me through!

    • May 20, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Yes! Why didn’t I think of Katniss…she’s awesome, I’ll take that one.:) I’m a big believer in hypnosis actually and I really hope it works for you x

  4. May 18, 2015 / 8:18 am

    I’d be too scared I’d take someone’s eye out lol. I’m shocking at darts so I imagine I’d be really bad at archery too. Last time I tried something new was probably when I did my v8 hot laps last year which was pretty freakin awesome {even though I was scared at first}.

  5. May 18, 2015 / 8:38 am

    It looks like you guys had a fun weekend, archery always reminds me of our school camps in high school!

  6. May 18, 2015 / 9:04 am

    I can’t honestly remember the last new thing I tried. That’s not good. But I did try archery at year 6 school camp lol but on a stranger archery experience, we had a leak in the roof of a home I lived in as a child. Dad went up to check it out. There was an arrow that had pierced the iron. We didn’t even live near a park. Total suburbia. So random. It remained a mystery lol

  7. May 18, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Way to go! I would love to do archery. I am always up to trying something new and love pushing myself out of my comfort zone. My husband is great for getting me into trying new things as well (not in a dirty way!).
    Will have to look into where we can try archery around us, thanks for the date day inspiration.

  8. May 18, 2015 / 11:48 am

    Archery is awesome! I felt very warrior-like when I tried it 🙂 Would love to have a set up in the backyard, but with my boys, it would end in disaster! I just stick to the nerf guns instead. I like to try and cook something new and different each month so I don’t feel stuck in a meal rut.

  9. May 18, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I’ve only ever tried archery once, when taking school kids away to camp. It was good fun. Have just found the Multitasking Mummy and linking up for the first time.

  10. May 18, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    OMG that is awesome Eva.. never tired it.. Now that you have asked the question, I can’t think of many things I have done recently that it would deb a first.. BORING.. I’m going to think about this one.

  11. May 19, 2015 / 6:01 am

    Thank you for hosting!
    And oh, what fun that looks! We recently bought a bow and arrows but haven’t been yet. It’s about time!

  12. May 19, 2015 / 8:30 am

    Wow this sounds like so much fun! I’ve never done archery before. Hehe you need to be in the next Hunger Games!

    • May 20, 2015 / 9:50 am

      Not sure how I’d go in the hunger games! I’d like to wear Katniss’ cool outfits though!

  13. May 19, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Go you! Love the action shot 🙂 I’ve always wanted to give archery a go. It’s been a while since I’ve tried something completely new. It’s so easy to get set in my ways. I did take up hockey at age 21 and now 16 years later it’s one of my favourite things to do. The exercise I get and friendships I have made have been well worth the effort.

  14. May 19, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Wow – that actually looks like a lot of fun and is something I never would have thought to just give a go. I’m doing something for the first time this weekend – stay tuned. 😉