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post #121 of 1338 Old 06-10-2012, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Lol I'm not so much bored, just deprived. I thrive off of the outdoors and I'm being cooped inside. We have someone mow our lawn since we're renting and my mom is a neat freak and does everything anyway. I cook and do dishes and clean bathrooms and stuff.. but that's not energizing to me. It's just chores, and I don't get any thanks for it and it gets messed up right away so it's not even rewarding.

Great, now I'm whining lol.

My choice is study, or sleep and get nagged at to study. No driving, no exploring, nothing.

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post #122 of 1338 Old 06-10-2012, 12:37 PM
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It's just chores, and I don't get any thanks for it and it gets messed up right away so it's not even rewarding.

Great, now I'm whining lol.

My choice is study, or sleep and get nagged at to study. No driving, no exploring, nothing.

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post #123 of 1338 Old 06-10-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I do thank my parents for my education, but regardless if anyone was stuck in a house and not allowed to go anywhere, you'd feel like this too. I don't think I'm special, and I'm not spoiled by my parents either. I work my ass off and am trying to start my own life rather than country hop with my parents every average 5 years. Do you know where I'm originally from? Germany! Then England, been to Spain, Belgium, France, USA, and now New Zealand. Gotta love being a military man's daughter but it's hard moving all the time, despite all of the beautiful people I've met and sights I've experienced.

I am hugely grateful for everything that I'm given but you cannot just say something like that when you are free to go wherever you want, whenever you want, while I don't get that privilege.

That's hypocritical in my eyes. And yeah, a thanks would be nice. It makes someone feel good for doing what they're doing instead of feeling like it's a chore. If you thank someone for helping you, they feel like helping you again in the future. I don't want things to feel like a chore..

Got a great report from Sky's farrier; His feet are in good order and he is beginning to tolerate and behave for his trims which is fabulous news. I'm so proud of my friend for taking such amazing care of him while I'm away.

Sky had the BEST day really focused and happy after playing some games with my friend. One was an in-hand obstacle course without the rope or anything and he did amazing. Then she free lunged him w/t/c and all gaits were perfect. No cross firing and not rushed and hollow even. THEN she got on him and rode him through the obstacle course and he did it without her telling him to :P He's so smart, and she really had a wonderful time with him today. You just can't beat a great day with Sky!!

As for me, I'm feeling much better than I was yesterday. This past week has been kind of a downer but today made up for it all. I even did my taxes for the first time yesterday (we get an extension being out of the country) and got a nice refund which is really cool :)

Planning on things for Sky like saving up for his own western saddle, split reins, a custom dressage saddle since the one we have now is a little too small for me but fits Sky to a T. Beautiful weather today too, which is a really nice change from the cold wet windy weather of these past few nights!

Oh I forgot to update but I felt my first seismic drum vibration (actually, two) a few nights ago.. SO weird!!

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post #124 of 1338 Old 06-12-2012, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Apparently Sky's headstall is all done so I'll post a picture either tomorrow if the seller provides me with a good pic.. or just have pictures taken when it gets on Sky's face in a week or so :P SO excited!

Also my friend, and lessee, has joined the forum! Hooray!

Today it was snowing and has been ever so windy! Slush and even snow in some parts of NZ.

Sky apparently broke out in hives :/ So we're trying to figure out what exactly caused it. My friend thinks maybe it was the fly spray.. we switched brands this year. But he also got new treats for his tummy and there are probably other changes going on that we haven't considered yet.. so a lot of things to rule out.

One thing at a time :) Hope everyone is doing well!
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post #125 of 1338 Old 06-12-2012, 03:34 AM
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Not missing the snow here at all. Was quite hot in the Great White North today with the humidex tipping over 40C. Hope they can determine what Sky is allergic to. Poor thing. It truly must be hard moving all over the world so often. I have barely left Canada only a trip to Florida and another to Texas ever. Although I would like to see the world I am very much a staycation kind of person now.
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post #126 of 1338 Old 06-12-2012, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Wow it's so hot there!!!! Canada must be beautiful :)

It is hard, yes it's beautiful but I'm never with my friends, barely know my own family, and I'm just.. tired. I really want to settle, build my own life :)

Yeah Sky's never had this kind of reaction before.. it's bizarre!

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post #127 of 1338 Old 06-13-2012, 09:38 PM
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Great news on 6/11, hope Sky gets better though :(

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post #128 of 1338 Old 06-14-2012, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Claire :)

Sky is doing much better now; will get a real update tomorrow.

Lately I haven't been feeling well, in health and also in spirit. I feel I am getting slightly sad and it's affecting my ability to study.. which upsets my mother and thus strains our relationship.

Good news is she begins work on Monday so I will have some peace and hopefully be able to bounce back. It was a mistake to do this degree. I have no heart in it and it was only because my parents pushed me to do it.

Word to the wise: Never do things to please your parents. You will end up very close to miserable.

What I wouldn't do to be with my horse again.

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post #129 of 1338 Old 06-14-2012, 03:34 PM
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Just read through this thread. Have no idea what it's like to not even be able to see your horse for two years. I've complained about living in the flawless model for suburbia in California, while I'm spoiled with at least being able to see my horse 4 times a week. But I know what it's like to do something for your parents that you don't HAVE to do, and being miserable for it. It isn't exactly the same situation, but it's hard. It's good that you have updates on Sky, though, and good that's he's doing well, minus the hives. And if you ever need someone who's completely unbiased to the whole situation to talk to, you can PM me :) Don't worry, 2 years flys by.
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post #130 of 1338 Old 06-14-2012, 03:51 PM
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Glad you realized you don't have heart in that degree. If it were up to me, I would drop it and do what you want. I hated university, could not (still can not) afford the outrageous tuition and loans, hated the atmosphere and the well-to-do "philosopher" students and the whole if Academia. So, what did I do? Drop out and move across the country with $200 dollars in my pocket and Faith.

Now, obviously I don't advocate putting yourself in poverty, all but burning bridges with your family and everyone you know, and moving somewhere you have never even visited, BUT I do humbly suggest you do something. Also, remember we are not the feelings we have. Just like when we are at school and see someone we don't like, we can acknowledge that they are in the room, but we don't have to have a conversation with them. Same with ill feelings or those pesky racing thoughts that make us doubt and feel bad. We can say yeah okay they are there, but we don't have to entertain the thoughts or manifest the feelings! (Examine your posture when you feel sad; you might notice you are slouching, looking down [which means we are in internal dialogue with ourselves], and maybe even frowning - now try sitting up straight, looking upwards, and maybe not smiling, but also not looking like you lost your new puppy - It is amazing the difference you will notice!)

I have loved reading this thread and following your path. My family moved a LOT as well, under bad circumstances (foreclosure, eviction, had to sell my horses for rent money, etc), and it wasn't until I started doing things for myself (ie dropped university) that I started feeling happy again. Chin up, girly! You are strong and resilient! Soon you will be surprised at how small this part of your life seemed in comparison to the big picture. :)

You can always pm me if you want to vent, chat, etc. Ears are open!


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