Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Shauna, you know I respect your views, but hon, I don't think you're giving yourself enough credit. You are a strong, smart girl, and I know you would have gotten through this mess with or without any particular person/training program.
Here's what I think, and I'm going to delve a little into my psych studies here: I think you were lacking direction in your life, lacking a goal, and moreover, you were really missing any kind of connection to any one thing. Parelli offered you a new goal for your horses, a step-by-step system, and you threw yourself into it - which is fantastic, it sounds like you needed a little push to get you started... but hon, you were the one to get yourself where you are now. You found a goal that you could work towards, a group of people who were accepting and supportive, and you once again found yourself enjoying things again because of the newfound support and success. I think the same thing could have happened if you found another supportive group that offered you goals and got you excited about life again.
I think it's fantastic that you were able to come through your ordeals and have such a great outlook on life - but that comes from you, you, and only you. Please don't forget that.
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