In 1975 I had a love affair! Of all strange things, it was with a game called “bridge.” I ate, slept, and breathed “bridge.” I took lessons until all hours of the night, read nothing but bridge books, traveled to tournaments all over the country, until I reached my goal of becoming a life master.
Shortly after that, life got in the way. I was working full time as a teacher, and I started my own business. I unfortunately had to put bridge on the back burner, where it stayed for 32 years! I retired several years ago, didn’t quite know what I wanted to do, and so I decided to return to the world of bridge.
I found things to be quite different. There were now all different plateaus (bronze, silver, gold, etc.), the little slips of paper with your master points on it were now computerized, and there were many new conventions. I also had to find compatible partners which was not an easy task. I definitely had my work cut out for me.
Through trial and error, I have found wonderful partners and have developed great friendships along the way. My personal goal was becoming a silver life master, which I now achieved; but I never loose sight of the bigger picture of becoming a better player.