I also have writing projects that must be tended to. I just got started on revising If Wishes were Horses: A Returning Rider’s Search for the Perfect Horse. I abandoned this project several years ago and have now returned to it. I first started working on it in 2013, and even found an illustrator. In rereading it, I must say, its really not all that bad. Nor is If you come to a Fork in the Road, Pick it Up.
I am going to finish the first, a flip book, and the second, a single book. I’m going to have them both done by fair time.
I also need to resume doing my mind-body awareness work, which I abandoned last January. I decided to wait until we finished our living room make-over. We began it today – we moved the futon couch out, and in this way, we opened up more space. We are going to put the chair that’s down in my cabin in the living room, so Pete and I will also have a reading space.
It’s just a matter of using the time that I now have wisely. I am of course torn because the book project is ongoing, and there is a lot that I might do. But the writing has to come first.
And yes, there are the horses. They are getting a bit of a break right now because the temps here are well below zero. I could ride them, but I don’t clip them, this means that they will sweat if I take them out for any great length of time or ask them to exert themselves. And then they’ll be damp and cold.
I am also working on a plan I have, which is to resume teaching riding. Today we went to see Brit and Gregory, who own Saddle Up arena – both are very enthused about the idea of my co-teaching with Ellen, a local horse person who I met during my clinical rotation in the local hospital emergency room.
When I start feeling overwhelmed about all this, I remind myself that I am going to have time now to get things done. I’m not taking any classes this semester, so I’m again going to have more free time. Like money, I’m just going to need to spend this time wisely.
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