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I invested in a new kayak last fall. I couldn’t afford it but rationalized that so much of my ‘stinky-me-happy-restorative time’ is spent on the water, this was an investment in my mental health.

Tribute Kayak

This winter I was ‘forced’ to reinvest in two systems I can no more live without than air and water – my camera and my music. I’ve struggled with these more recent upgrades – technology is not my strong suit. I also struggled with the finances but life with out a soundtrack or a lens to view it through is not an option. I consider it an investment in stress reduction and feeding creativity.

I am about to invest in my next equine partner. When the house sells, I would like to buy Tiny Dancer from Heather at Mountain Lane Farm. Night is the last of our original herd and though she has years to go at a youthful 22, I know she and I will need someone to look after us.  Dancer is the perfect last pony. She may outlive me, certainly she will outlive Night, or she and I will be old together honoring the memories of Night and the subsequent adventures we will have shared.  I see this as an investment in my (equine) future.

NightMare - Appendix

Two old ladies

Paint Arab Mare - Tiny Dancer

Hanni & Dancer – Two young ladies

Now these may not seem like investments in the parlance of Wall Street. I learned that language from the best of the best. These investments are what I make for my most basic happiness and sanity. These are the threads of my life I have never been without; music, photography, water and equine therapy.

oh, and perhaps writing about the above...

9 comments on “Investments

  1. Touring NH says:

    Happiness is a necessity in life, whatever it takes. I, too, take comfort in music, lenses and water.

    1. So Laura, we need to get out on the water with our lenses! Thanks!

  2. Martha, I don’t have to tell you that the best investments always have a good return. And I don’t doubt that your investments will have stellar returns for you. Wise moves I’d say. ~James

    1. Thank you James. I may not be terribly fiscally responsible but I do know what I need to maintain my sanity!

  3. A good investment. Enjoy!

  4. lespassions4 says:

    Bonjour,

    Très bon investissement ! Votre kayak est superbe j’admire beaucoup vos articles.

    Bonne continuation.

  5. Marie Keates says:

    The things that make the bad days bearable are always worth the money. Oddly, I’ve just acquired a new camera, although I didn’t want it. commando went out and got me a fancy pants big girl camera. Right now I’m struggling to make it take decent photos and on a very steep learning curve.

    1. Oh so glad you have a new toy! It does make “seeing” a different experience. Enjoy!!

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