The Katmah Experience

living and learning one day at a time.

The stars don’t even matter..

Just when I began to sort out my life, going to NZ, working, school, and all of that.. Another choice comes up. I got an email from Juniper Farms, in Ontario, today asking if I’d be interested in a job as a asst. groom for their team. This job entails living on the farm, and helping with Jill Henselwood’s (Canadian Team Member) string of horses. The position pays as well as my summer job here when you put it into perspective, and it’s an excellent, excellent opportunity. I’d probably have to move very soon though, and it’d mean giving up my show season here to gain experience as a groom and the behind the scenes work. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But it feels like I would be letting go of all the progress I’ve made with Will so far. On the other hand, there is a small chance I’d be able to continue my riding in Ontario when the barn wasn’t away at competitions. IF that was the case, then I’d definitely consider this very very seriously.

Thank you universe, for throwing choices like this in my way.

The NZ job is just as good, except I’d be working under a less experienced rider. And the chance to be a part of an Olympic bound team (however small the role) is very intriguing, to say the least. I can’t decide if this is a chance that I should take, hands down, no questions and learn from it, or if I should stick with my Plan A, which is a fantastic option too, and see what comes of it. ¬†There are always grooming jobs, all over the world. But this one seems really good, and I don’t want to let the opportunity slip away, you know? I’ll talk to my coach about it, hopefully she will have some words of wisdom that will help make what I should do more clear. Never in a million years did I think something like this dilemma would actually happen to me. I was surprised enough when I landed the first opportunity.

Note to self, next time take your employment profile off the website so you don’t run into more potential employers that confuse your logic.

I have a lot to think about, and decide in the next few days. Along with moving home, starting fitness training again, and starting riding again. On the plus side, my therapist said today that my back is getting back on track, so thats good! I’m very sore after today’s session though. But, I’m glad that my “rest” period is almost over. Now hopefully I can get back into shape and not have too much more set backs. I volunteer tomorrow and teach the fitness plan I made for the students, which should be interesting. I hope it goes well. This volunteer placement has really shown me how much I love teaching and helping others. Very encouraging for me!

My oh my.

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