The Fork in the Road

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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13 thoughts on “The Fork in the Road

  1. Jess

    NICE! This will be fun to read about! I'm a working student right now–also "too old" probably–and it's been a tremendous, if unconventional, experience.

  2. Emily Plechavy

    So jealous. I've always felt the same way. At 30 with pets and a horse and a car and student loan debt and numerous other bills, being a working student has always been off the table for me. Excited to follow along on your journey!

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