At the beginning of January, my friend Suzanne (Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Overthinker) wrote about her New Year’s intention (not resolution!) to “let go of worrying so much!”
It got me thinking that I’ve been worrying too much, too. I worry about jumping fences that ten years ago I would have considered “easy.” I worry that one of my horses will get injured while trailering. I worry that if I fall, I will get hurt to the point where I can’t keep all the other balls in my life in the air.
I think some worrying is healthy. There were definitely times in my life when I didn’t worry enough.
I think some worrying is justified (Zelda falling in the trailer last year was horrifying and I don’t ever want to have that happen again). I worry that if I have a fall I will end up hurt. It seems more likely now than it did twenty years ago when the ground was softer.
But too much worrying can stop you from enjoying life.
So I’m going to take inspiration from Suzanne and try not to worry quite so much.