Welcome to blog! I started it in 2020 to chart my recovery from breaking my ankle (hence the name). I guess no-one saw a global pandemic coming. It's turned into a place where I can talk about the things happening in my life, my horse and my cats. Enjoy!
So today is the first anniversary of setting up my business Leave a trail. At the beginning of the week all I could see was failure. It hasn’t been the success that I’d hoped for. BUT that doesn’t mean it’s not a success.
I’d spent the previous 30 years as an employee. Being self-employed is a huge change. I’ve learnt so much. I’ve been on an incredibly intense journey as I redefine myself.
I have to acknowledge that starting a new business in a global pandemic brings its own challenges. I’ve had many other challenges with my parents being ill. Me too. It’s not been an easy year.
I could have given up. But I’m still here. I’m still trying. And I’m still smiling. There have been lots of frustrstions, tears and tantrums along the way too.
I’ve met some incredible people this year and achieved a hell of a lot really.
And I remember why I started my own business. To give me the freedom to do the things I love while doing the things I love. Buddy is a huge part of that.
Here’s to the next year. Let’s hope it’s a bit more lucrative.
So 2020 was going to be my year. The year I got my life sorted after being served redundancy notice from my job in November 2019. The year I ticked off more things from my horsey bucket list. The year I got my mental health back under control and reduced stress in my life.
I had a plan. And it was a good one. Then the plan changed dramatically on 2 January. I came off my horse at speed and broke my ankle. Badly. Like all good equestrians, I got back on and rode back to the yard, sorted Buddy out and then drove myself to A&E. That’s where this journey really began...
I was sent home from A&E and told to crack on, only to receive a phone call later to say they’d missed a fracture (and a rather serious one at that). Whoops! So fracture clinic on 3 January, surgery on 5 January and home to recover.
I started this blog as a way to chart my recover back to the saddle. As I cleared clinics and competitions out of my diary and wondered what the next few months would bring, it's been a safe space for me to say how I'm feeling.
The new plan was to get a new job, to keep Buddy is kept ticking over and recover from my injury. Another good plan! I didn't expect a global pandemic, lockdown and all that happened in 2020.
This blog has changed over time but it's continued to be my safe space to share the things going on in my life, with Buddy and the cats. Enjoy!
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