A New Experience

I often feel like Los Angeles is my second home because I’ve always gone so often and know enough people there to give me such a special connection to the city. I think it’s necessary to try new things and sometimes break that comfort barrier whether you are home or not. The third day of my visit became extra cool because I did something I’ve definitely never done before.

My good friend Rob surprised me by taking us to a local shooting range and informed me that I was going to learn to shoot a gun!

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I am a real suburban girl with zero experience in this department. Embarrassing as it is, I hadn’t seen a gun in person besides on an officer or solider until about two years ago when traveling in Dallas. I had never really expected to do be near a gun before so I was very excited and nervous. I learned enough safety information to feel somewhat confident that even I couldn’t mess this up, but when I had the gun in my hand, I kind of freaked out a little.

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But I did it! And as it turns out, it’s amazing fun! I ended up having a complete blast (pun intended) and I am so happy I got to have that kind of experience and try something new, even if Rob kind of had to drag me out there. I certainly found out what I’m made of and it felt good.

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It’s always awesome to go out of your comfort zone, especially when traveling, but it’s also important to be safe about whatever it is you want to do. I would have never done this without someone who knows what they’re doing and could teach me properly, and also someone I trust.

Who knows, maybe I’ve found a new hobby 😉

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