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Monday, 28 May 2018

Silver Linings


So we officially are delaying our acreage purchase until 2019 (possibly as early as January).  And a huge part of me is devastated. 


But there are some definite silver linings to this situation as well. 


This big dude is feeling/looking much better these days <3






For starters I can start to spend a little bit of money again (besides the small fortune I already spend on board X 3 haha) as we’ll be living pretty much rent-free with my brother.  I’m looking at doing a few fun shows in August, some trail rides with friends and some schooling with ST on the local cross country course.  I can’t go totally crazy with the spending but I won’t have to be quite so frugal.  I should be able to buy Mystic an actual saddle sometime in July.  I hope my dream saddle is still at the tack shop when I’m ready.  I’m planning to do some trailer rentals for the above-mentioned events, I can maybe pick up something of my own by the fall.





Besides spending money I can actually save money and pay off some remaining debt, I’m hoping to be 100% debt free before we buy our 2019 acreage.  And with an actual proper savings account for emergencies – my current account is pathetically piddly.  This will relieve a lot of stress for me.   And having a healthy savings account will be great for when we do buy our acreage, as I’m sure we will need to buy some additional furniture/horse supplies.





Because I will still be boarding my herd we have a little more freedom to do some traveling.  I actually sort of hate being away from home (but since I’ll be homeless… I guess maybe I’ll get over that).  I do like weekend trips so there will definitely be a lot of those.


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I think what I appreciate most is now having a more clear idea of what my life will look like for the next 6-9 months, things have been feeling so up in the air.  Although it’s not exactly my preferred outcome I like being able to make a plan.


Expect to see more off-property pony adventures happening soon :D

18 comments:

  1. It's hard to be patient but you can do it. :)

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    1. Being patient is truly what I'm worst at but I will have to figure it out ;)

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  2. I imagine this is a tough decision. But I love your attitude! And I’m sure having a plan in place helps with sanity!

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    1. It was very tough for sure. I think there are a lot of good things even though this is not my preferred outcome! We'll be so much more financially ready next year :)

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  3. It will be much easier to do with your defined end goal. In the meantime, enjoy sleeping in when you can!

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    1. Agreed :) Yes that's definitely another silver lining, I do love my sleep!

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  4. I'm glad things are a little more settled, uncertainty is the worst!

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    1. I'd rather have a bad answer than no answer haha! So nice to be able to make a plan :)

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  5. sorry the acreage isn't happening this year but it seems like you guys have a solid plan! i <3 plans too lol

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    1. Plans are the bomb! Having a bit of spending more will be nice :D (will have to rein myself in a bit haha)

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  6. Bummer that you have to wait on getting your own farm, but you have lots of great plans to fill the waiting time. So hopefully it will pass quickly! That's great that you can stay with your brother in the meant time!

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    1. It is totally a bummer :( But I think the time will zip by and before we know it we'll be acreage shopping again :)

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  7. It will happen when the time is right. Enjoy the time you have now :)

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    1. I agree! I have hope that the perfect place will show up when we are ready :)

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  8. Sorry for the delay, but I bet being debt free will feel SO good :)

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    1. I can't wait to be debt free, I've had debt since I was 18 years old (first credit card) so it will be a nice change :)

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  9. Sounds like you are making good (and smart!) choices for the future which will pay off in a big way :) I'm excited to read about your off-property adventures soon!

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    1. I hope this delay will be a help in the future :) At least maybe it will teach me some patience :P Many pony plans are in the works woohoo!

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