|Artwork credit to A Little Horse Sense|
I posted the announcement on my personal Facebook but I haven't released it on the fan page - I recently made a tough decision. My boyfriend and I have been crunching numbers and working a budget in order to venture into home ownership, marriage, and making a family in the next couple of years, and we saw an opportunity to save a little more beyond what we are saving currently. At the end of this month, Bronwyn will be leaving the boarding barn we have been staying at and moving back home to my parents' farm. I have assumed a new role at my day job which gives me longer stretches of time off so I suspect I will see her roughly the same amount that I see her now (about twice a week).
Sure, it will be inconvenient having her so much farther away, no indoor arena to work in, no on-site instructor or supportive barn family - but at the end of the day, this will bring her much, much closer (as in our own backyard!) in a much shorter amount of time. It will pinch for a while, but then it will be such a sigh of relief.
If I really think about it - keeping Bronwyn and Rex at a boarding stable or at my parents' place 45 minutes away is acceptable, but my dream is to have them in my backyard, see them every day, do the work involved for them myself, and that is where I want to be for many years to come - so if I have to make a bit of a sacrifice for the next couple of years in order to get where I want to be in the long term... I guess it is a sacrifice I will have to make. Overall, I think the next couple of years will be a new adventure, of another sort - I am in a much different place in MY life now than I was when I moved her to the boarding barn back in June, and my boyfriend and I are also in a much different place together, and it's very exciting. I can't wait to share it with you all. :) Thanks for sticking with me.