It was pleasing to read that Sarah Sonnichsen, who hasn’t really been seen on the international circuit for two whole years, was spotted in Vegas shooting in the compound flights, where she put in a decent but not extraordinary 885. We last caught up with her here.
But essentially, she’s still completely quit, because she’s happier not doing it than doing it. Not many people right at the very top of the sport have straight-out quit before, but it’s an oddity and a shame that with female compound archers – the side of the sport with just a literal handful of professionals – it’s not been the biggest deal.
Whatever Sarah finishes up doing; you hope, of course, that it’ll make her happier than full-time archery, anyway. And also, that we shouldn’t forget the people who decide to hang up their bow forever.
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❗Long post ahead❗As some of you have noticed I was at #TheVegasShoot and shoot in the flights. I wanted to let ya’ll know I only did this to prove to myself I could do it without feeling terrible, having bad anxiety or having a panic attack and because I needed a short vacation. This unfortunately doesn’t mean I’m back at shooting at all. My life is looking alot different now and I don’t have the time for it in the moment. Neither do I want to get back to shooting. To say I don’t miss it at all would be a lie but I need to go another way with my life right now. So for now I’m back studying and using all my energy and time there instead. 🤓 But I’m happy to say I’ve never felt as good about my shooting and a competition as I did in Vegas. Everything was way more controlled than its ever been. This was a huge milestone for me and just prove how far I’ve come on my road to recovery and that quitting archery was the right thing to do. I’m way more in peace with myself and calm without archery and everything that evols it. Maybe one day I’ll be strong enough to go back to shooting and dealing with everything and everyone that comes with it without letting it affect my health. I’m a sensitive person and I take many things way to personal and let it affect me way too much which in the end got the best of me. It’s something I have to deal and work with and it’s just not possible for me while shooting… I wanna say a big thank you to all the people who’ve reached out. Your loving and encouraging words mean more than you’ll ever know! And I encourage you to keep reaching out to people in need! It saved me!❤️ I had some amazing days in Vegas with @danielle_reynolds531 and actually got to see and experience Vegas but that’s it. I am sorry I didn’t get to see ya’ll but one thing at a time. Maybe one day I’ll be back but for now it’s all only for fun and I’ll take things as they come. #RoadToRecovery #NewAdventures #TheTruth #AllTheFreakingDrama