I was gonna save this one for next week with the year end wrap-up stuff, but everything else that’s sitting in my draft folder is kinda heavy and/or complicated and I legit do not have the brainpower like that right before a holiday. So easy fluff post it is, this one brought to you by Alberta Equest.
What’s the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
Personal: Being able to work from home. The circumstances surrounding it were total shit, obviously, no one wants a pandemic, but my job finally allowing me to work from home has been a total game changer. I get back the 1.5hr each day that I used to spend in my car, and I can tailor my work day a lot more easily. It may not last forever, but I hope that since we’ve now proven it can be done, it’ll give me more leeway in the future.
Horsey: Living out at the farm as of November. It’s a big deal. And I absolutely LOVE seeing my horses morning noon and night, every day of the week. I can peek out the window at them right this second.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
Personal: My grandma (mom’s mom) died from covid on my late mother’s birthday, so that was pretty shit. Wrecking my truck wasn’t high up on my list of favorites either.
Horsey: Probably at the very beginning of the year, rolling over from the end of 2019, where Henry had that terrible stone bruise and was on and off lame AF forever. That gave me a bit of a heart attack trying to make that one right again and then bringing him veerrrrrry slowly back into work.
What was your biggest purchase in 2020?
Personal: The tiny house, for sure!
Horsey: Hmmm I don’t think any one thing was super expensive unless I’m blocking something from memory, so I think it would be Presto’s saddle (which was cheap as far as saddles go). It was crucial to get him something that fits him well, though, so definitely no regrets!
What was your biggest accomplishment in 2020?
Personal: Um. Surviving 2020 with my mental health mostly intact?
Horsey: Starting Presto under saddle! I’m so pleased with that kid. Pleased with how he’s maturing, pleased with what he’s like to ride… he’s slowly turning into everything I ever dared hope he would be and I’m having a lot of fun with him.
What do you feel COVID robbed you of in 2020?
Personal: honestly, considering that the rest of my family and friends are still healthy makes it hard to feel “robbed”. SO and I both still have jobs. We were able to get our big plans done despite the world descending into turmoil. I could still see my horses every day and ride as usual. I’m sure there were things, but it’s hard to feel robbed too much when I know so many other people had it way worse.
Horsey: Ok one quick moment of silence for the epic Ireland trip I was planning that did not come to pass.
Were you subject to any COVID Impulse Buys in 2020?
Personal: we would be here all day
Horsey: WE WOULD LITERALLY BE HERE ALL FREAKIN DAY