You don't get the things you wish for, you get what you work for!
Sometimes it's really hard and tiring, sometimes you'll feel like it's impossible and you're never going to get there. Sometimes you'll feel like giving up and sometimes you will slip up or throw in the towel. But if you want this, you really want it then you'll have to be strong and resilient, you'll have to be dedicated and you'll have to believe that it's possible to get there. Motivation is a day-to-day thing that you're responsible for, just as you need to be responsible for your actions. - It won't happen accidentally and it won't happen immediately. It's going to take deliberate effort every day and it's going to take hard work and consistency! . I know I want it, I want to be my best and I want to live my best life possible and I won't give up on myself! NOW, how bad do YOU want it and what are you prepared to do to get it?? ~Emily Skye
Emily Skye was talking about fitness and health.....however, this really spoke to me this morning as I think of my day ahead...and a bunch of days after that....as I work to beat the rain......oh, living the dream!! The farmhouse is coming together nicely, my big project is staining the deck as I work on that goal for timely completion.
The land...well that is another matter. No one has loved on this land for years and years. I have weeds beyond the wildest imagination....thistles of every single variety and I think they have been cross breeding! And then there is the dreaded Mother of all Weeds....I've been putting on a backpack sprayer and walking daily.....hoping it counts as exercise and living with arms going numb at night.
Then there were the coyotes that came in close last night......yipping and barking behind the sheep loafing shed. I laid in bed contemplating getting up with my big flashlight and going out to scare them......all the while praying the little fence zapper is enough for now to zap those bastards.
Here is what I am learning:
1) friends are amazing and the good stuff of life. A good friend gave me a sprayer for the back of my four wheeler. I now can carry 15 gallons of "die dreaded weeds" and still spot spray! In addition, I have some pretty great rye grass to spread.
2) Dreams come with learning experiences.....and I have a lot of those to fall back on from previous "living the dreams". Sheep with polio...well, I was able to see the symptoms pretty darn fast and treat with Thiamine and Banamine giving that particular sheep more time to live the dream with me. I know what the dreaded Mother of all Weeds looks like in the infantile, easy to kill stage....and knowing that is powerful.
3) Hard work can be good for the soul....well at least mine. I love getting down and dirty and then love even more sitting back and admiring my handy work. As I make my list of things-to-do, it gets longer and longer but I am sorting out priority. I think fencing my bottom 40 has begun to rise to the top...with that fenced, it will allow for grazing and dog work while I sort my closer pastures.
I'm working on the allowing as well: knowing I am right where I am supposed to be. Being grateful as I go to bed at night for what was accomplished during the day...be it farm work or time with friends. Finding that balance most certainly top of my list......now to figure out a way to get that pasture fenced so I can work dogs. Living the dream.........
Seize the Day