Our annual SHOT Show trip is just around the corner - in approximately 30 hours we'll be hitting the highway on our way to Vegas.
I'm having a hard time getting as excited as I have in the past. I am definitely looking forward to seeing my peers, but I can't say there's anything I'm just dying to see.
Part of my lack of excitement is real-world work stress. Now that I'm finished with work for the week and there's literally nothing else I can do to ensure my students do okay in my absence, I'm starting to feel the stirring of excitement.
Industry Day is always a good time and last year Mez and I spent a lot of time in the non-shooting area. We found it was a good place to wander and talk to vendors. In years past, we'd been too busy wanting to try all the guns and we'd overlooked an area full of great items. We won't make that mistake again.
I am looking forward to the panels and presentations as well. Again, last year, I spent more time sitting in presentations than I had in the past and found that I really enjoyed them and learned a lot.
There is also a women's meet and mingle on Thursday that I'm looking forward to - it's an opportunity to expand my network. As an introvert, that's hard for me to do, but something organized makes it a lot easier.
I know posting has been sporadic here, and I apologize, but look for new (brief) posts throughout the next week. I'll be posting on Facebook throughout the show, so if you're not following us there, you might want to click on over.