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Shedding some of my responsibilities

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Since my fall 7 weeks ago, I have come to realize how much I owe to myself to finish this journey and give myself time to do things that I enjoy.

I hae moved Falcao down to Sonoita, and this means a minimum of a half day each time I go down to ride. THis cuts down on my computer time. But we are both very happy down there, and there is even room for us to take a trail ride whenever we want without trailering somewhere. There is a mirror at the end of the arena so that I can check myself as I ride and improve.

I am resigning as leader of my 50+ team. I am sad to say that I cannot devote the time to this wonderful team that they deserve. I have been MIA a lot lately due to a computer crash and the change in barns.

I feel better knowing that I now have time to do what I need to do without the guild of knowing I am neglecting a section of my responsibilities.

My eating habits have changed drastically. I have noticed that in the last couple of weeks. I am not eating to be eating, and am getting picky in what I will eat. If I don't want anything that's available for a meal, I won't eat, and will find something I want or is more suitable. This is a HUGE change from "It's noon, it's time to eat!" point of view. I am also beginning to see this person in some mirrors that I don't always recognize as me. It's cool.

I am continuing to work out, ride, and quilt. It's almost time to drive to Sonoita for a ride. It'll be chilly, but a lot of fun. We're headed into a 5-day riding clinic this weekend, and I can guarantee you that Falcao and I will be puddles by the time it's over. We'll both need time off!

Take care my friends. There is no harm in putting yourself first. There is not harm in proritizing your responsibilities, and shedding some to give yourself time to maintain a beautiful you. THIS has been the hardest lesson to learn.

I am staying with SP, but only as a regular member like most of you. Thanks, y'all for your support so far!!!
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  • GRANNYSUE9
    Beth, you have done a wonderful job as leader of the 50+ team and you have done a lot for me and for everyone here. You defintely deserve some time for yourself. You have always given great advice and been willing to give the kick in the backside when I have needed it. Enjoy your time and your riding. Just keep in touch and let us know how things are going for you. We will be here for you if you need us.
    4139 days ago
  • VOLLMELD
    Beth, Thahks for all of the support you have given me in the last couple of years. I really appreciated it.
    Good luck with your riding and hopefully we will hear from you from time to time.
    Diane
    4139 days ago
  • QWANDER
    How true you are Beth and putting yourself first and also on the eating because you are hungry and not because it is noon. I applaud you on making good decisions.. and happy to have your post.. happy riding
    4141 days ago
  • T42AND24T
    Good luck, Beth - you've made the right decision!
    4142 days ago
  • FRECKS96
    Congrats on your decision to put yourself first! It is so important to remember that we need to be here for ourselves. Good Luck on this next step of your journey.
    4142 days ago
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