"That's not fair!"
Whether it was from getting in trouble, to not getting what I wanted, that's something I used to say to my parents all the time growing up. And my mom had the perfect response:
"Life's not fair!"
And oh how I've been experiencing that here lately. With the holidays upon us adulting has been even more stressful.
I'm not usually one to complain because I know that whatever is happening in my life, others have it worse.
However, that old adage "when it rains it pours" is coming true in life lately -- and let me tell you....it is POURING.
The hubby and I are landlords. We kept our beach condo in Jacksonville and hired a property manager to help manage our condo since we're nine plus hours away. Everything started out great, but let's just say that $h!T hit the fan. So we had that to deal with remotely. We're putting the pieces back together...both literally and figuratively...but it's a lot to handle.
We're trying not to go into the holidays with a Scrooge mentality due to insurance claims and repair bills. It's a time for being happy and jolly....right?!
Combine this with Wow being for sale and me looking for another hunter mount the stress and anxiety has built up to the point where I'm just O-V-E-R it all!
This is me 100% lately..
I'm tired of having to fight for what's right. I'm sick of feeling stressed all the time.
However, I recently gave a friend of mine some advice:
One day at a time. Enjoy & celebrate the things that make you happy, especially the little things.
Now is one of those times in life that I need to take a step back, breathe deeply and heed my own advice.
In the midst of all these 'adult' problems, there is still so much in my life that makes me happy.
Number one being my husband. He has been a shoulder to cry on, a massive pick-me-up when I need it, given advice I really don't want to hear but need to, told me to 'pick up my big girl pants' and so much more. I'm so lucky to have him in my life.
My fur babies - our dogs bring so much light into our lives. I can't imagine life without them. Today is a 'happy gotcha day' to our dog Ruger. Two years ago we brought him into our family - what started out as a shy, scared little dog has blossomed into a wonderful best friend.
Wow - he's like a big dog. It'll be hard when he sells, but I know I'm doing the right thing by him. He's been telling me Hunterland isn't where he wants to be so it's time for him to go make someone else happy and excel at something he can enjoy.
While being an adult can sometimes be the worst, you have to act like an adult and do what's right for you and the situation.
Life is simple, just not easy. That's a reminder I have tattooed on my wrist. While living is a simple task, the difficulty that's involved at certain times can cause you to stray away from what's important -- celebrating what makes you happy.
I'm very happy with life and what possibilities are in store not only for me as an equestrian, but life in general!