It seems impossible to try to quantify the last year in facts and figures. Because it's more than just minutes and hours of holding horses for the farrier, legging up sales horses, creating marketing material, walking up that damn hill to the ring (again), commuting for hours, and falling in love with basically every sales horse.
|Just a couple of numbers I put together from the last year!|
Leaving my job of 11 years to pursue horses full time brought me to a place I didn't know existed. It's a been a journey of stripping away everything I thought I knew about these four-legged creatures and learning everything for seemingly the first time. But it's been more than just the time spent with horses because I've been able to discover fortitude within myself that I didn't know I possessed. I mean, I've always been a pretty driven person, passionate about many things (horses being just one of those things) and I tend to delve in, 100%... but, like many people, I am scared of failing and instead shrinking away from a challenge, tail between my legs back to safety and security.
So, I dove in... and here I am a year later... and I still want to be here. In some ways, that feels like a success. But, there's more to it than just perseverance.
|A year later and my elbows STILL don't bend:)|
Beyond just persevering, I set some lofty goals for myself -- and I never really said them out loud for fear of jinxing myself, but there were two big ones that I managed to pull off. 1.) Save for, research and buy a trailer and truck to pull it with and 2.) Find a horse that makes you smile every single day.
So thank you to all of the people who supported me over the last year and made me feel like my dreams and passions were more than just a pipe dream. I'm excited to get back to blogging and I have so many fun and crazy experiences from the last year to reflect upon!