I know most of you will feel my pain in this.
About 17 months ago I bought a horse.... and a whole bunch of stuff....and paid for 17 months of board, shoeing, vet care, training, lessons, showing fees.... more stuff.... and I did some quick math, which I shouldn't have done. Seriously, I should not have done this. If I had been putting all that money in the bank instead of into the (lifelong dream of having my very own) pony, I would have well over $15,000 in the bank, before interest. I threw up in my mouth a little when I realized that. And really, that calculation is only the horse, board, and a few pieces of equipment. I have all my receipts and could calculate it all, but I think my heart would stop.
I've been annoyed at myself for doing this and I'm a little sick about it.
But then I asked myself, all right then self, what would you (me) do with $15,000+? Honestly? After much though I came to the conclusion that I'd probably put it into my lifelong dream of having my very own pony.
So I guess all is well. :) All things considered, I need him in my world. I need the distraction from a job that isn't ideal, I need the exercise, I need the sanity booster. I know most of you understand that.
Do you watch Lost? I'm a bit of a geek about it. Right now on the show we are seeing what would happen to the main characters if one major event had not happened in their past. We're seeing it, but they are not. We only get one life. We only get to know what happens with the choices we make, not the ones we don't make.
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once. - Charles Swindoll