I am still going through a bit of a queasy patch right now. Thankfully I am on the upswing but for the last little while I have maybe been on the wrong side of the equation on the intimidation factor, allowing myself some pretty negative/defeatist thinking at times. Those kinds of states can be self perpetuating, so I am very happy to be on the upswing.
The summer darts season has come to an end and I am pleased to announced that our team squeaked out a win 7-6 in a tie breaker in a game in which we were on the back foot for most of the night. I was very impressed with my team!
For my own account I may get some credit for having my hand on the till, but did in fact lose every single match I played in, although I did shoot a good singles game albeit in a losing cause. If I am going to lose I'm much happier when the other guy has to work for it!
Of course now that summer season is over that is no reason to stop playing darts, and so next week the longer, more evenly balanced Fall season begins.
The summer team, renamed and with a couple of members leaving and a couple of members joining will remain intact for better or worse with me at the helm. I think it will be a good time and think we will have our share of success.
I still have to admit that I don’t see being team captain being conducive to becoming a better shooter, I really don't but I am banking on it being an obstacle that I can navigate, especially as I become more acclimatized to the job and stresses (real and imagined) of being captain.
Oh, and I should maybe mention that we are working on a team logo and will likely have team shirts. is that pretentious? Probably, but I'd say it's also good fun. I'll post up pictures once we get anything final.
Moving forward, as far as writing posts with any frequency, I suppose I can keep writing 'how things are going' posts but I sometimes feel as if I am repeating myself. Darts is a tough sport, and getting any good at it seems to be a long hard slog, so sometimes it does feel a little bit like i am writing about treading water.
I still cling though, although sometimes I have to force myself to believe, to the notion that I can become better at the game than I am today, and become better yet after that. What is my personal best (in a game for which I have no natural aptitude)? To be honest I don't even know if i have the heart and resolve to find out. It would be so much easier to level out around where I am at now. Still, there should be something someone has, that mountain that is climbed simply because it is there. So I press on. Looking for the dart shooter in me.
Ok, Thanks once again to all of you for reading. See you next time!!
Dave 'The Abominable Throw man' Sproull