Of course the guys tossing around the football like they just finished an NFL game were laughing at me. I looked
ridiculous. For the first time in my life I was attempting to kick a field goal and I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. It was late, Sunday afternoon; so fortunately there weren’t that many people to witness my humiliation. On the other hand, I guess I better get used to it… I have a long way to go. But let me explain.
As you have probably heard by now, my new book, UNTANGLING THE KNOT, is being released February 13th. Yay!!! There are two main characters in the story… the heroine, a wedding ceremony coordinator for a church, and the
hero, a widowed father of two who also happens to be a kicker for the Patriots Football team.
So, in an effort to relate to the physical and mental strength required of Ryan, the hero, and because hey, it sounded like a fun New Year’s resolution, I decided to learn how to kick a field goal.
The bonus for you is that I also decided to publish my humiliation in blog posts on the UNTANGLING THE KNOT, page of my website (link here for this first post and for all future posts.) I’d publish them as my regular blog except they won’t be overhears… unless you count an occasional swear word in that. Instead I want to document the journey I take figuring out how to do something that is completely outside my element.
I am all about journeys… so I hope you take this one with me. Here is the first video so you can see what I am up against. Laugh all you want… by the end of the year I will be kicking it all the way through the goal posts (and from more than 10 feet away:>)