It's happening. The clocks have changed, the air is warm (ish), the sun is shining (ish), spring entries are opening and I'm starting to get polite emails from event coordinators asking for volunteers.
Maybe I put my horse in a medium last night but it doesn't matter, spring is here!
Last week groups of people in the barn started trekking out in groups to our local watering hole (literally) to de-cobweb and shake off the winter blues. Sigh, except me.
Does anyone else get annoyed by their real person jobs that preclude taking time off to frolic in a cross country field? Or get annoyed that it's still
dark by the time they leave work because they just had to work that late? And forget about me... I have to study twenty or so hours a week until May. So when a ride was set up for me and a date figured out to finally go cross country schooling I had to say no and I grumped off to find solace (?) in my books and meetings.
Pardon my French, but fuck being an adult. What the hell did I want to grow up for when I was eight? I wanted to stay up later. Well now I'm staying up until midnight studying. HAPPY? Anyway, it was the right choice and I tried not to feel left out. But Facebook, that cruel bitch, had other ideas.
|A barnmate on her OTTB. Gee, that looks fun.|
|Ooh look, iced tea!!|
|Nat, one of Runkle's besties, and his girl Sydney.|
|You don't even want to know what this is.|
|Kimberly and her cute cute cute baby, Sebastian.|
|HM THAT LOOKS FAMILIAR.|
|Paint with all the colors of the wind.|
|I just threw up in my mouth a little.|
One day it'll be my turn. ONE DAY.
It WILL be your turn- soon enough! I know the feeling, though. I head up a non-profit and it seems like work is never done. But just a couple more months and you will be flying through water complexes as well.ReplyDelete
i love meeting other people who are in the same boat as me... sometimes im like jesus am i the only one who cant put this miles ahead of everything else? its not that i dont WANT to...Delete
I'm feeling the pain right now too - just started a new job so my vacation time is back to being nil. On the plus side, I took some similar statistics courses in college and they did help in getting the jobs to pay my horsey bills :)ReplyDelete
oh woof. but yeah, maths pays for the horsies like whoa ;)Delete
Adulating does suck. Especially when you miss out on xc fun. But sometimes you gotta pay the bills.ReplyDelete
especially when i showed up to the barn today and runkles leg was huge. i think he can hear my paycheck being deposited.Delete
I ride with a bunch of retired folks! Not only do they get to ride everyday, they can go have drinks when ever they want!ReplyDelete
i cannot wait to retire. only like... 35 more years.Delete
Adulting totally sucks. I feel your pain, especially when you leave the house in the dark and get home in the dark...ReplyDelete
OMG YES - dude what is that??? that is the worst!!Delete
Ugh the struggle is real :( hang in there tho - it'll all be worth it once you're through this study phase!! (At least that's what they say, right?)ReplyDelete