” When you’ve been around horses and ponies for many years, you become so deeply connected to the everyday routine that it truly does become part of you in a way no other passion does . . . “
. . . A life that moves with the seasons, with a creature dependant on the earth, the land and the pasture for survival.
A flight animal that teaches us that sometimes, we don’t need to ask questions, we just need to move freely away from what no longer is right . . .
That is what I did.
This year has seen the creation of those dreams I put in a draw and never thought I’d bring out into the world for air . . . and though it was not easy to make a change and put myself ahead of what others wanted from me, I realised that you cannot make others happy, if inside you’re very unhappy yourself.
It takes a long time to truly accept and believe that. It causes a lot of inner turmoil as you battle with which way to turn . . . but it’s worth the muddle in the end when you finally commit to yourself in the way your body, heart and mind are asking you to.
Time is precious, oh so precious. If we spent too much of it on unhappy things, we forget what true happiness feels like. And then our sparkle dims . . . we lose the key to the draw.
So, as always, my horses have been the sounding board and anchor to where I’m supposed to be, and what I am supposed to be doing . . . it turns out, you can still live to serve others and make them happy, but you can do it in a way that also makes you sooo very, very happy too . . .
Don’t forget about your dreams . . . they matter just as much as everyone elses, they just need you!