Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Among other reasons, this contributed to me getting out of horses in my teens. I wanted to travel, stay over at friends houses, go on holidays, go out at night. I didn't want to have to deal with a horse twice a day. So I did sell my horse, and I moved out and I got a place, and I moved around a lot.
Although I have never been "that type" of person. The type that goes out a lot or whatever. In my mind I'd love to spend a few years traveling the world, moving from place to place. In reality though, I wouldn't. I don't make friends easily, I hate living out of a bag and I wouldn't like to work the amount needed to support that lifestyle.
I've got a horse now. I live in a share house with friends. I still go places. If I want to travel in the future, which I do, I'll either sell or lease my horse. Right now though - its not a problem. Its not happening now so I am not going to worry about it. Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year anything could happen. I could decide I don't want to study, I could transfer uni, I could meet someone I love, I could fall pregnant etc. These things would all drastically change my situation, and would effect my horse ownership. But they are not happening.
I don't know how people have to time to keep 3 horses in full work, but kudos to you. Decide what you want with life, do you want to live in an apartment or stay at home?
I'm 20 too, and, well I am happy with the direction my life is going. I'm studying what I want to study, I have a horse, I live in a nice town. This didn't all just "happen" though, I crafted my life around what I wanted. Sit down and actually write down what you want and your priorities, number them or whatever, but work out exactly what you want and how much. Then decide on the next action required to take you there.