I was having breakfast with a long time friend. He’s not a horse person but he’s always fascinated with my latest adventures.
I was whining a little bit about how work was keeping me from doing…….pretty much everything………… except working.
I wasn’t getting in ANY riding……… I’m not sure I even remember what color my horses are…………….Bad Eventer was becoming Overworked NonEventer.
He asked me, “If you could do anything you wanted, what would you do?”
I paused for a second and said, “I’d take a working student position with someone like William Fox Pitt!”
He stared at me for a few seconds and said, “Wow, that is definitely not what I thought you were going to say.”
I still don’t know what he thought I was going to say, but that conversation has echoed in my mind ever since.
I really thought I had missed that kind of opportunity…..
I’m too old.
I have too much stuff.
I’ve chosen my “path” and it definitely doesn’t have that kind of branch in it.
Without warning, a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to get out of my rut.
My chosen path abruptly ended …….and while the shock has not quite worn off…… I soon realized that the sky was the limit.
I can do anything I want.
Sometimes you just have to go for it………….
Bad Eventer is headed off to be Bad WorkingStudent.