Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Official!

Well, it is official, I am moving to the states, however, plans have slightly changed.

A few weeks ago I got the call from the lady I was suppose to be heading down to work for. She was having a hard go of things, some of her canadian clients had pulled out of her training program due to the fact she wasn't planning on returning after winter. Thus, she kind of had the rug pulled out from under her right as she was heading down to Texas, and found herself with very few horses in training and not really sure what she was going to do. She obviously wasn't in a very good place, and as I listened to her talk about what had been going on my heart totally sank. Then, towards the end of her conversation she said, "Don't worry, we're going to get you down here, it just wont be with me for right now."

So, a week or two later I was talking to another cutting horse trainer, one of three she had scouted out for me to work for. She said he was my best bet, and the best out of the three. He is out of Weatherford, Texas... pretty much Mecca of the Cutting Horse world... and so, I found myself jumping right in and just doing it, the one-way ticket is booked. I'm planning on going down there, we'll figure out if we're a good fit for eachother and if we are, he'll sponsor me. If not, I can also go work with that same lady come January in Arizona, just like we had planned.
 


The same day I booked my flight for October 8 into Dallas-Fort Worth, a girl that I have on facebook who leans more towards the hippie side of things posted this very "typical girl photo" on her wall. For weeks, as I've been planning this move I've seen stylized photos popping up everywhere with the same message as this one. All her friends started commenting "Ya Girl, One Day We'll Get There!", "Peace & Love, Get in your Car & GO", etc. etc. and I was just sitting in my room, scared shitless, wanting to type "Maybe you guys should actually try this, and realize it's not as mystical and magical as it seems", truth is, I wasn't seeing a lot of romance in moving to a far-away state, in another country, to work for someone I have never, ever met. As I hit "Continue" to pay for my flight, my stomach must have flipped 16 times before I felt like I could stand up again.

This is real. Holy Heck.

However, that same day, as I was rolling my eyes at hippies and girly-girls, I went for Chinese with a friend, and retrieved this fortune from my fortune cookie...



... so maybe the Universe is trying to tell me to stop judging others, just suck it up and jump right in.

The Universe is, of course, right. I've been looking around at my situation and although I love my friends and family dearly (and Jingle the mostest, oh god, leaving him, i can't even), it's time for me to jump into some change.

So, uhmm... Texas? Here I come!

11 comments:

  1. Sounds fun and exciting and scary! If all else fails you can just book another ticket and come home, its not the end of the world.

    I am going to be down that area for the NCHA futurity and we are hoping to tour some barns in Wetherford so maybe I will see you there! Have fun whatever you are doing!

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    1. Exactly, that's what I keep telling myself :) I also really just want to suceed, there's nothing fun about coming home with my tail between my legs :)

      Fun - In November?? I think the guy I'm working for is generally in the Open, so I may just see you guys there! (I highly doubt I'll be the one loping for him haha, I think my nerves would get the best for me in that particular pen but if we're there i'm sure i'll be cleaning stalls! haha)

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  2. Woo! Congrats. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

    And if you ever get the bug to drive up to Iowa...

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    1. Perhaps I'll swing up your way one of these days :)

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  3. Great news! there are some great horses and trainers in Weatherford, make sure to take lots of pics for those of us who can only sit here and dream about seeing some of them! Hope you get to take your horse too.

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    1. Ya, I'm pretty excited - just a little nerve wracking getting thrown into the big show when I know close to nothing haha. I will document it all!! Hopefully Jingle can come up with me after Christmas, I wanted to settle in there and figure myself out first before I brought him down.

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  4. YA YOU ARE! the stars are aligned and you are doing this!!!!Besides if a fortune cookie says itll be okay, itll be okay!!!! :)

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  6. I sincerely hope you adopt a Texan accent once you've relocated down south. And I also hope it spills over into your blog writing because, to me, there will be nothing funnier than a Canadian with a southern drawl.

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    1. The guy I'm going to work for is an Australian with a southern drawl, he has like... double drawls, making it very hard for me to understand wtf he is saying. That will be me soon, my writing will turn into "Went cutting today, praise jesus, thank him for this ride, all ya'll beeyotches" or something along those lines.

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  7. How awesome!! What's a great opportunity!! I went to college is Texas, the people there are amazing!!

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