A different kind of spring

Here’s the thing. Normally every spring I travel around the province of Ontario shearing sheep, alpacas and llamas. I began my career when I was 12, and am now almost 32. I’m not doing the math. But it’s a long time.

Things that have come with turning almost 32 include:

….A somewhat cantankerous rotator cuff & desire to sit on ones butt occasionally and relax!

Spring has always created full and utter chaos in my life. I work 7 days a week, shearing animals, running my orthotic business, and trying to fit in all the things that I love – Oh. and Sleep!

Here’s what I have come to know:

i) I want my rotator cuff to be happy

ii) I am no longer able to keep up with this pace of life….AND I think its time to STOP living for other people and START living for me.

So this year I said no. To my clients, and their animals that I’ve grown to care for. It’s one of the hardest things I have had to do.  Shearing has been such a huge part of my life for so many years – but I feel like I am stepping away from it and into my future.