Living the Dream
The Great Recession cut a path of destruction across the country.
Jobs and 401(k) plans have been decimated by the financial crisis that began in late 2007, and in many ways, that calamity plagues us with its aftereffects today. In the midst of so much hardship, it’s understandable to think that the economic turmoil also took out the American Dream.
Not so fast.
As we’ve seen from the recent blog entries by our new correspondent Kendra Loring, the pursuit of what makes us happiest is still alive and well. Kendra is living proof of that. Still, she does not underestimate the sacrifice and hard work involved. Making a business plan, securing financing, dealing with health concerns: It’s a daunting array of hurdles that would deter many.
At PonyUP! Kentucky, we love reading her blogs (and hope you do too) because they inspire us to believe in the importance of living your own life—not being tied to other people’s expectations. That can seem almost impossible to fathom when you’re out of work, and bills need to be paid. Certainly, Kendra is already facing the challenges that come with the plan she has in place for her life. But her tenacious chase of her dream shows that obstacles can be overcome.
We know that so much of taking care of horses is a true, innate passion. A passion that can be time-consuming, expensive hard work—but ultimately, so rewarding in terms of personal satisfaction.
That’s why we’re thrilled to go along on Kendra’s journey. We hope you feel the same way.