Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's All Downhill From Here

It's hard to believe that I am currently half way through my training program. Six weeks ago, I came to North Carolina unsure of what to expect. I didn't know if I would like it. I didn't know if I would be any good. I didn't even know if I'd be able to handle being away from home. Now I know the answers, and they're all good.

While the title of this post says it's all downhill, that's probably the farthest thing from the truth. Yes, I've finished my exam and school is pretty easy right now, but there are lots of other challenges on the way. I have a business to start and run!

This is where the real fun begins. Now there are a whole new set of questions. Will I be able to sell my service? Will I be able to achieve my goals? Will I be satisfied with what I do achieve? While I'm fairly confident about everythings, there's still that little part of me that's afraid. I really am enjoying this a lot. It would be such a let down if it didn't work out. Of course, I have the drive and the spirit. How can it go wrong???

So what else can I say? I'm really thankful for all the support so far, but I know I'll need more.

Dear friends,
Please be patient with me. The next few weeks (months? years?) are going to be super difficult. I may not have time to spend with you, but please know that I am thinking of you. I may be short with you and snap occassionally, but please know that I still love you and am only severely frightened. I may bore you with my incessant talk of dogs and training and future plans, but only know it's because I'm excited about everything going on, and I want you to be involved. I want you to feel my excitement. More than anything, know that I love you and I could not have even considered this without you.

Your New Dog Trainer