From the Cornered Cat, a blog by a female shooter:
When someone asks what I do for a living and I reply that I teach self-defense classes, some people recoil in apparent horror. “That’s such a downer!” one woman recently wailed at me. “What a horrible place to live. How can you stand it?”
That’s not how I see it.
My world is full of joy, and I find the things I do for a living both life-affirming and positive. The physical act of firing the gun can feel awesome. Growing in skill so that you can hit the target when you want to can make you feel like a million bucks. But the biggest joy of all? That’s the confidence that comes building a trustworthy ability to take care of yourself and the people you love.
Photo by Oleg Volk.