This was supposed to be the year that I finally got to go to NAN.That has been the plan ever since the 2011 location was announced. After all, Arizona is not that far from Colorado. What could be more fun than a road trip with some of my favorite hobby friends?
I prepared for the big event by attending extra shows in an effort to get all my best horses (and mules) qualified. When I couldn't find enough performance shows in my area, I sent one horse back to Tiffany and she qualified it for me.I really, really, really wanted to go to Tucson.
The problem is this--I also want to fix our front yard, which has yet to recover from last year's plumbing disaster. While I'm at it, it would be nice to have a new kitchen floor and a decent couch. Most of all, I want to go to California. It's been nearly three years since I've seen my parents. That is much, much too long.
While there's no doubt that I could find the time and money to make the trip to Arizona, doing so would significantly delay my ability to fix my home and see my parents. That's a trade off I'm not willing to make. NAN will have to go on without me.
Sigh. This whole being a grown up thing is highly overrated!