Today's photo. I saw a raven playing in the incoming tide this morning, just a few minutes past dawn.
My day was bookended by animals. I love being out in the dawn light. I'm usually up before dawn, but I didn't go out to walk in it before. Now, I, of course, take my dog out before I leave for work, so I get to see that time of day. After work, I drove out to see the horses. It took almost two hours! It's a long story about wearing my contacts at night, so it was hard to see road signs. I took surface streets. Should have braved the traffic jams on the freeways. At least I had a mini adventure. And it's hard to get too lost, with hills in one direction and water in the other.
I turned on the lights in the indoor arena and sat with Phoebe for an hour. She mostly just stood and watched me. She seemed pretty content. I didn't leave until well after 8. I love driving on that road, especially at night. Every time I leave the barn, I always have this sense that I'm heading into my future, and it's going to be great.
I think I feel that now because I've accepted that I'm responsible for my future. And it's not so much how hard I work, but how much I'm enjoying my life. I find that the more I focus on what I enjoy, the more enjoyable life becomes. More and more amazing things come my way. And I'm ready to appreciate them. I don't notice what I don't like. I've always been like to one degree or another. I'm getting really good at proactively seeking what I do like and want. Why zero in on what you can't stand and sit there judging and hating it? Sounds like an unpleasant life, and not one for me.
I have some anecdotes about that, but it's late, and I have to work tomorrow; though at least I get to sleep in until 6:15. AND, stating tomorrow at 5, I'm going to have my first three-day weekend in 13 years that actually means something. That's something to enjoy!