Friday, 1 January 2016

What I've learned

I want so much out of my life. I want to get a degree. I want to event my horse. I want to raise my family. I want to go on holidays. I want to live on acreage. I want to be a scientist. I want to be the leading hoof care professional in my area. I want to save horses lives.

That's a lot of wants.

What I've learned is how to chip away at all these things. Doing everything at once, that's too much to ask out of 24 hours a day. I've always been a busy person, I can't just sit at home and do nothing all day. But I know I can't be THAT busy!

I can get a degree but I can't do it full time in 3 years. I can do it part-time over 6 or more. I can event my horse but I can't go out and compete every month. I can't even go out and ride every day. But I can ride 2 or 3 days a week and I can lease her to someone who can ride 2 or 3 days a week. I can have children but I can't have a baby and toddler at the same time. But I can have 1 baby and then 5 years later have another baby. I want to live on acreage with my horses at home but we can't afford a mortgage that big right now. But we can agist the horse and we can save and we can pay off the mortgage we do have and eventually the perfect property will pop up. You get the idea.

What I've learnt over the last year or 2 is that I can have it all, I can do it all.

Just not all at once.


TeresaA said...

You are very wise. That is exactly what I have learned.

OneHindResting said...

A great though-provoking post :) Great to have that moment when you realise you want something enough that you will fight for it... the long fight. This post got me thinking along those lines too: