Enjoyed this post! I've gotten to the point in my life, where the experience has become more important than the outcome. Used to put a ton of pressure on myself, trying to meet the expectations of others mostly. Deer hunting and music are my main interests. It would be cool if word spread as quickly when you come up with a cool guitar lick as it does when you shoot a good buck. I was fortunate enough to kill a freak 23 point buck yrs. ago that kinda turned me into a local celebrity. Of course, some pressure came along with that. Not only from the expectations of others, but also in wanting to feel that kind of excitement again myself. On the plus side, i became a much better hunter. On the negative, the pressure. I suppose it has been age and experience that have caused the pressure to dwindle. I still look forward to fall, and on occasion have the chance to harvest a nice deer. But have gone several seasons without filling a tag, and have had zero regrets. The highlights now days are watching nature, and spending time alone. Taking a deer is icing on the cake.