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