09/11/2006: "Every Girls' Dream"
Over the weekend I was looking at properties where Iím moving and found a few that come with fenced pasture land! Now, the first thing that came to my mind was OMG I COULD BUY A HORSE!
Now, I know that the cost of buying a horse is only a fraction of the cost of owning a horse (the same goes for sailboats) so I could only afford one or the other...but I grew up in Nebraska where my best friend Micheala had a ranch; sometimes she'd take me riding and those are some of my best memories ever!
Now, granted, horse ownership may not be a very smart move for me right now. Not considering taking on a stressful new job and still making time for art. There is a lot of work involved in their care, every single day and I would have to hire someone if I planned to travel (one of the main reasons I considered moving was the cheaper airfare).
Also, I know that I have a tendency of being impulsive but it seems like my instincts are good. I canít remember a time that Iíve jumped into something that didnít end up being an exciting new experience.
Anyway, itís just an idea. I could also lease a horse, which would be less of a commitment. I donít know for a fact, but at this time Iím still pretty sure Iíll want to move back to Juneau eventually and a horse would make thatÖproblematic. I probably will just start out by taking riding lessons and make sure itís something I really have the time, energy, and $ for, before really diving in. Still, itís fun to dreamÖ