Time for another quick update for those of you following along with my issues over the past year and a half. Luckily, not much has changed since my last report. But, I want to try to keep up with the updates anyway. You never know what life is going to throw your way, and in some ways these little updates almost feel therapeutic.
Let’s start with my health, again. There haven’t really been any major changes since the last update. Some days I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Yes, I still struggle with the effects of my thyroid disease and having my thyroid killed off. I continue to take multiple medications on a daily basis, and for the most part things are fairly well controlled. However, I have chosen not to continue taking the steroids; I have no desire to be on steroids for the rest of my life. Otherwise, I’m just struggling with some feet problems now, which are making it very hard to get around. Hopefully I will also have that under control soon; either way, I won’t let it keep me out of the woods.
TRIUMPHS & TRAGEDIES
For the most part I have my strength back. I am able to comfortably shoot my bow again. And, for me this is one of the greatest accomplishments I’ve had in quite a while. I had decided I was okay with using a cross bow if needed, as long as I can hunt, I am happy. But, in all reality, there is just something more satisfying to me personally in being able to hunt with a compound. Though, if I ever had to, I would grab the cross bow and head out in a heartbeat! Nothing is going to keep me out of the woods.
So, what about other triumphs? If you remember, last time I told you that I had been promoted to Female Prostaff Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator for Woods & Water Addiction. While these are both unpaid, voluntary positions, I still greatly enjoy doing them both. This is such a great group of people and I am very proud to be a part of them! The Woods & Water Addiction team has had some great news, too! We will soon be filming for television; it will only be for one episode a month, and will appear on Blake Alma’s, The Outdoor Experience. But, believe me, we are all very excited for the opportunity.
And, I am super excited to say there have been no new tragedies in my life since the last update. I feel like I have had far too many over the past couple of years.
Now, let’s wrap up with what’s ahead for me here at Doe & Arrow Hunting. First, I have some new reviews coming up. I will be taking a look at SpyPoint cameras, C-EZ Reflective Wraps, Pure Whitetail buck urine, and Sh!tKits/PottyPacks. I know that last name, right! But, this company contacted me and asked if I could do a review, so of course, I said yes. These are just a few of the products I am hoping to take a closer look at; there are several others I am interested in. And, if you have any products you would love to have reviewed, please let me know! I love putting products to the test.
My major goal for this year is to land some paying writing jobs. I have a true passion for writing and the outdoors, and I love blogging here at Doe & Arrow Hunting, but it’s time to try and make a little money doing what I love. Don’t worry, though! This page is not going anywhere. If anything, my goal is to be far more active and to get it growing! So, I would definitely appreciate it if you would share my page; help me make Doe & Arrow Hunting a go to for hunters, especially the ladies out there!
I also continue to work as a Zone Director for Deaux Girl, and I love these products more and more all of the time. I recently tried to switch back to my old favorite shampoo and conditioner. I was shocked to discover that I now hate the scent. And, the products that I once thought made my hair look healthy and beautiful, just don’t stack up. So, now Deaux Girl products are the only thing I use. As someone with very sensitive skin, and allergies and asthma, Deaux Girl has become the only thing I can stand to use, 365 days a year, not just for hunting.
Last, I have taken a new interest in coyote hunting! My husband is a core member of a coyote hunting team (Coyote Conquest), and I am eager to learn everything I can, and to get out there and go with him. So, look for some new blogs on coyote hunting to come soon. I may even kick it all off with a guest post from Foremost Coyote Hunter.
Alright, I think that’s about it for now. Deer archery season opened up here in Ohio yesterday, and it’s about time for me to get outside and hit the woods! Best of luck to everybody out there hunting this season. Be sure to share your hunting pics on my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest! And, as always, hunt smart and hunt safe!