Not sure I would be blaming the girlfriend...she might sneak on here and read it
Seriously though you bring up a good, but sometimes overlooked point about hunting. The mental factor. You not only have to be prepared physically, but mentally. On my mountain hunt, the mental factor was obvious. I had to push past the pain and discomfort and yes, the fear sometimes when climbing the mountain, but its there for any hunt. You head has to be in the game to execute the shot or you will have limited success.