“Back in the Saddle, Again”.
This is the phrase that was in my mind as I awoke this morning.
“Back in the Saddle” refers literally or metaphorically to returning to something comfortable. Doing something you’ve done before. Doing something in which you have some competence. Sometimes it refers to “getting back on the horse” again, either metaphorically or literally after a period of not doing something (being on the horse). Sometimes it’s after you’ve been metaphorically thrown off course or literally thrown off a horse.
So….back in the saddle.
For me, this phrase is in reference to revisiting things from the past and doing them again. As we begin 2016, I think there are a lot of us that are “back in the saddle” of work, school, and other routine activities after taking a nice long hiatus or vacation from the normalcy of life. However, sometimes before getting back onto the back of your most comfortable mare, you need to consider whether or not it’s time to put her out to pasture. Is it time to allow an old idea or an old horse to be retired? Instead of just comfortably getting back on that same horse, maybe it’s time for a change. The change might be minor like riding a new gelding. Or it might be dramatic, like riding a motorcycle instead of a horse.
I think this is what a new year is about. Evaluating the old that may or may not be working and assessing new ideas and potential changes you might make to have greater effect or just to allow new things to unfold.
I am now “Back in the Saddle” of writing blogs, providing readings, and doing other activities I’ve done in in the past. But I’m also looking for new modes of transportation in relation to my business and in relation to my life. For example, public psychic fairs have served us well, but I won’t be reentering any of those pastures this year. I am ready for new pastures—either different psychic fairs or completely different venues to meet new people and provide my services.
In what areas of your life are you “back in the saddle” and in what areas are you looking for a new horse?
Enjoy the ride!