I've been able to ride Miss more in the last six weeks than any time I can remember, and the progress is obvious. There is a fine line with her, you have to work her consistently to keep her mentally in check, but you can't work her too hard or she falls apart physically. It seems three times a week is the magic number.
Unfortunately someone else will need to pick up the weekday rides as I have finally landed a job. (Yay!) In fact, I applied for this same job a year ago and they hired someone else, who just resigned due to "cultural fit" issues. Hmphf. They could have saved themselves and me a year of misery, but I will try not to hold it against them.
Most importantly, my new boss is the antithesis of my last one. I haven't work for a man in a long time but honestly I think it will be easier. I've asked around and everyone has said I couldn't ask for a better advocate or manager, and from the few times I've met with him I am hopeful. He's very easy to talk to (even in an interview), funny, hands-off but supportive and generally a very normal person who seems to genuinely care about his team.
I've been staying at the house in the mountains but now that I have to travel for work every day again I am going back to my little cottage to stay during the week. I've cleared out the weeds and debris from the winter in my garden and am looking forward to making it a colorful oasis once again.
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