I am a little numb but doing okay.
I am grateful tonight for the changes in my life.
I am grateful that I made the decision to respect myself and my limitations.
I suddenly view the damage to my left hand as a blessing as it has made it impossible to work the grueling hours on the ladder that I have in past years.
I may not have made the money I would have liked but I am alive, well, sane, and I have successfully maintained my training through the Winter Equestrian Festival, the longest and arguably hardest equestrian event in the world.
It's not over yet but I see the finish line and I know I am going to make it. Next week is my last week in Florida. Then I head to Houston for a grueling three
I am ready to go home.
This is the Duck's 100th post. I am a very different person than I was when I started this blog. I just reread my original post and got a good chuckle. I aspired to update it daily (HA!) and didn't see an ounce of athletic virtue in myself. A lot has happened in that time and the differences in me are both small and profound. I am not sure if I am substantially faster, fitter, or thinner (I am at least some of each), though I have a level of consistency in my life I have never enjoyed before. I believe in myself and my own possibility. I just trained through WEF. Last year I had no posts and virtually no training during this period. I also took a massive virtual and physical hiatus during my summer busy season due to injury and being overwhelmed. This year I am learning how to balance my life. I am happier than I have ever been, though I still whine a lot in these pages (my blog, my prerogative!) Most importantly, I feel empowered to risk everything to live my life on my terms. I have started to change and it no longer scares me. I also know that I need to center my life around my passion, my health, my terms.
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." -Christopher Columbus (and he would know!)
In my life, I am preparing to make room for some substantial change. I am preparing to let the shore slip beyond the horizon.
It's the Duck's CENTURY post!! Stick around. It only gets better.
Here's to being BATMAN!!