Where do you see your self on your 20th, 40th & 60th Birthdays?
Think about that question for a few minutes. I was asked this once as part of a high school writing assignment and my response was simple. On my 20th birthday I see myself as an equine vet with a successful show jumping career, doing what I love riding, training horses and teaching kids to ride. On my 40th birthday I saw myself still working with horses, married to a cowboy, and owning my own Equine Center. On my 60th birthday, well just more of the same.
In reality on my 20th birthday I was slaving away taking equine related college courses. I did have a short show jumping career but the switch from using Thoroughbreds for jumping to the current trend of Warmbloods was my fall from the big time. Working to put myself through college just didn't include leftover thousands for an expensive show horse. At 30 yrs of age I switched to breeding Thoroughbreds and Appendix Quarter Horses as I now had 5 children and there just wasn't enough time in the day to show, compete or do much training. This year, due to the economy even the horses have dwindled to my stallion 'Stamp de Gold' aka 'Love Monkey' a couple mares and a couple riding horses. My husband knew that I still 'played' around with a little writing here and there. He encouraged me to write a couple articles for a local newspaper. Well, I did and was amazed by the editor's response. I got up the courage to send a manuscript to a couple of romance publishers and got some favorable responses, including one from Museitup Publishing. So here I am, I believe that saying that God never closes a door without opening a window. My life has taken a new path. Where will I be on my 40th and 60th birthdays? Only time will tell but I am sure horses will be a part of my life and I can only hope that Museitup and writing will still be a force too.
Where do you see your self on your 20th, 40th & 60th birthdays?