I am a bit of a control freak. I mean, that’s what people (aka my husband) tell me. It’s not that I have to tell everyone what to do all the time or what not, but I like to be able to fix things. I love it when a problem has a simple action plan like First A then B and finally accomplish C. Those are my favorite.
Right now, I’m experiencing a huge lull in horse showing and training and there’s nothing I can do about it.
This winter I developed a calendar for all the things for spring/summer. I’m a good long term planner, so this makes me quite happy. I penciled in all the usual horse shows I do, and told myself that if I was ready for one and wanted to go… I would go. Other weekends have family events and time with husband, and of course traveling.
See? A nice mix of horse and non-horse life activities. Perfect!
Then the rain came, and totally screwed up this plan.
Lessons? What lesson? I can’t even trail ride around the
swamp farm. Horse shows keep getting rained out, and no one is offering up rain dates because the schedule is already quite tight as it is. I missed my one chance to horse show because I didn’t feel prepared, and while I don’t think that was 100% bad decision… I admit that I’m regretting it now.
To fix this, I took to googling and finding alternate shows to go to. Of course, all of those show dates are opposite of our local series and therefore scheduled on family and husband weekends in my perfect master plan.
So basically, I don’t know when I’ll horse show again. It honestly could be late summer or early fall.
I guess I’m at a bit of a loss because I can’t fix this problem. I’m not willing to cancel events with husband/friends/family, because those things in life need to come first. I also feel super whiny even complaining about this problem, because I have a sound horse waiting for me to ride him when the ground dries. It certainly could be worse!
For now, this is my new calendar.
At first, the pouty faces were pretty legit… but I’m trying to let go of things I cannot control. This blog may be super boring for a while, but maybe I’ll write a blog post or two after all those Margarita days. Now that could get interesting!
Any advice on what to do when you’re a competitive, goal driven person and faced with a long lull?