Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Taking it easy.

My Dad told me that I need to take it easy. What does that mean exactly?
Dad thinks I overbook myself and if I don't take care of myself my health will suffer. For those of you who know me, that could be a huge problem.

For me it means, more trail rides, less housework :) I love trail riding, that's why I wanted to do endurance riding so badly. My heart still yearns for the thrill of the fresh air and quiet calm of the outdoors with just me and my horse.


Taking it easy could also mean taking on less commitments. It seems I am off doing something every night of the week. I do get over tired and that's something I'm battling. This weekend is finishing the bathroom and more cupcakes! BBFF asked for Black Forest Cupcakes for her birthday. YUM YUM. My fam is stoked because I always make plenty of extra!

I am also thinking of moving barns to a barn that actually does have trails , HOURS of trails, and is owned by a gal who does cutting and team penning. It is more of a family atmosphere and that's what I like.The only downside is that it is much farther to drive. Tonight I am making a trial run, so I can make a decision, or keep looking.

I guess taking it easy will have to wait!


Kristina P. said...

I think we could all use a little bit more taking it easy. :)

Liz said...

I think it's just on our female DNA. As my friend says, "I'll rest when I'm dead." :)

jennifer said...

I hope that you are feeling better and that the shingles are gone. Take Dad's advice and slow down a bit if you can.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hey Jocelyn,

I've been taking it easy for over 4months now.

Trust me...It's way overrated, my friend!

Like my Grandmother used to say, "There's plenty of time for resting after I'm dead"

Be good to yourself, JP. Do what you love.


Flying Lily said...

I hope you get more trail time!

Stephanie said...

My dad says the same thing - also it bugs him how serious I take my horse shows - which is just silly cause when he was trying to force me into sports he always said I never took it seriously enough...oh well....

I hear ya on the trail riding thing. Maybe we both will get a little bit of that this summer - at least it's free.

Paige said...

I think the move is just what you need. Enjoy it more and it will relieve stress instead of add it

Like I know what I am talking about