Friday, November 13, 2009

37. Be at a job one full year (AGAIN!)

Part of the purpose of this list was to make good habits and figure out new things. And so while the major goal is to check off as many tasks as possible, its pretty neat to note that I am also, re-checking off certain items.

As noted previously, I left the library last November to head back to the "big city". I got a job as an Office Assistant in a small, intellectual property firm. About two months into my assignment I was asked to take on a new role, working as the assistant to the managing partner. My primary focus would be trademark prosecution and there was a lot to learn. It has been a year since I started the job in the city and I am still here, chugging away. My, how time flies!

61. Ride a Horse

Like 95% of girls, I grew up wishing to own my very own pony. I would get up and ride every single day and take care of their every need. As I grew up, I quickly realized the expenses associated with owning a horse, but my yearning to ride did not subside. I have been horseback riding a couple times growing up, including one fairly traumatic incident, but I added this task to the list in hopes that I would get back on and get to live the dream again. And that I did!

My horse, Pegasus

I signed up to go horseback riding with a social group on Halloween out in Maryland. It was a small ranch and they decorated the horses very festively for our hour long trail ride. The ride was leisurely and very enjoyable. Afterward, we were treated to a nice rancher meal before heading home.

All in all, it was pretty great, and definitely something I would like to do again.