A Letter to myself:

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty good, things have been going well for me at the shows, like I have a plan, so I think this is the best time to give my future self some advice.

Dear Holly,

When you are feeling down, here are a few things to remember:

  1. This feeling won’t last forever – good or bad – so enjoy it or release it.

  2. Side step the spiral. Just don’t go down that rabbit hole, don’t talk about the bad, don’t let people feel bad for you, don’t go there AT ALL. Things will get better.

  3. Comparison is the fastest way to take the fun out of life. Everyone goes through rough patches in different areas of their life.

  4. When you really want something there will be bumps in the road… it’s just a test. Grit is like a muscle, you need to develop it. You don’t deserve what you won’t work harder for.

  5. Say affirmations you actually believe.

  6. Your horse does not deserve a better rider. You are in this together, and he is happy to help you learn. Tell him thank you, and keep learning.

  7. Talk to yourself as you would talk to a friend in the same situation. You wouldn’t think about your friend all the nasty things you have been thinking about yourself.

  8. Take a step back and ask yourself what is actually making you feel this way? What are your true feelings? Instead of angry, are you actually scared, sad, or hurt?

  9. Be grateful. When you are feeling grateful no other emotion can creep in.

Go to bed, get a good sleep and start again tomorrow. There is always another day. If you want it you’re going to have to work for it. It won’t come easy, even when it seems to come easy to someone else. You are tough enough to get through this.

Love,

You

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