I have a lot of pretty okay qualities, but I am not patient. It comes out in different ways. When I teach someone to do something new, I have to take a lot of deep breaths and not smack them over the head when they don’t immediately grasp the concept that I want them to. This is perhaps why I didn’t pursue my career in education.

I’m not patient with society, who really should be progressing forward but instead takes massive leaps backwards. It’s like there’s a hurricane wind blowing us all in one direction, and a lot of folks are just clinging to telephone poles with their legs flying in the wind and screaming, “THIS PROGRESS THING WILL BLOW OVER! NO WORRIES!”

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I’m not patient with people. If someone says they’re going to do something, I expect pretty much immediate results even though I recognize this as being unreasonable. I’ve had to train myself to repeat phrases like, “Wait at least 24 hours for an email response, Lauren. Rome wasn’t built in a day, Lauren. People have other things to do besides help you with the thing, Lauren.”

The thing I am least patient about is when I make up my mind to do something and I can’t immediately reach the consequence of that decisions. This has several examples, but the most poignant one to this blog is getting a new horse. I decide to buy a hunter. I find one. It doesn’t work out. I decide to move on and keep looking… and it’s slow.

Simon is impatient for treats
Simon is impatient for treats

There are some fun prospects out there. I’ve got some great people helping me as well, but right now I live in a land of in-between. My impatient brain is less than enthused about it.

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      • Martin calls it my “OCD planning” side. On one hand, he loves it because he just has to show up, on the other hand, he hates it because he likes to fly by the seat of his pants sometimes. I can’t get into that! lol 🙁

  1. Kind of in the same in between. I find too long in limbo and I become super pessimistic. Also joined some of those Bad Horse Seller FB groups. Now I’m entertained but convinced all horses are drugged :/ Horse shopping is only fun until it’s for real not window. Good luck!

  2. I am the exact same way. I think riding attracts us somehow. After all, we are “action” type of people, and the wishy-washy people probably have difficulty committing the time, energy, money, emotion etc to horses… Or maybe we are just the crazy people in society.

    Of course, this becomes even more pronounced when we want to shop for an actual horse. We have our lists, we know what we want, we are prepared and ready and all that… and then… we have to wait. It is awful. I really dislike horse shopping (maybe that’s why I bought May before I was even officially looking!).

    I’m sure you’ll find the perfect pony though, and it will be worth the wait!

  3. I hear ya. I enjoy window shopping (and now not so-window-shopping), but it’s hard when you think you’ve finally found it and it slips away. Good luck to you in your horsey shopping!

  4. I’ve always been a pretty patient person, I feel like I’ve learned to be more patient as time has rolled on. It must be really hard in this world to not be that patient, I mean I find it frustrating enough with the patience I already have and have gained.

  5. I have a hard time being in-between. Once I make up my mind about something, I just want to be in the next phase. I’m actually almost physically uncomfortable. It’s not a patience thing. It almost feels a little like claustrophobia. *Shrugs* I’m weird.

  6. I’m pretty patient as far as bigger picture stuff. Much as I love him, I’m WAY more decisive and forward thinking than my husband, though, so I get how frustrating it can be when you feel like the people/things around you are moving at a snail’s pace. Horse shopping was probably my least favorite thing in recent memory. Fingers crossed the wait is worth it and something wonderful comes along soon!

  7. I could have written this about myself… minus the part about buying another horse. Waiting is super annoying. Being in limbo is frustrating. I hope you find your hunter soon!

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