I just wanted to take a moment to tell all of you thank you for following Buckaroo Barbie. We’ve gotten a TON of new likes on the Facebook page and a few more here on Blogger and I can’t even begin to explain to you all how much that means to me.
When I got Lyme disease and quit cowboying for my supper, I was utterly adrift. Riding and working on a ranch were all I ever wanted, it had been the one thing driving me for 10 years, ever since I was a little girl and when it looked like I was going to have to choose a new path in life, I really didn’t even know how to cope.
And then slowly but surely, writing emerged as an equal passion as my horses and cowboying were before. I’ve always had to write…I wrote my first “novel” at the age of 8, I have stacks of journals and my computer is full of folders of work: finished, in progress and ideas for future stories, blogs or articles. But for some reason I never considered it as a lifestyle choice, which is silly because my dad has always told us that if you love what you do you don’t have to work a day in your life.
Buckaroo Barbie has taken off so much since in the last year. What started as a way to get hard working, out in the brush living cowboy-girls connected, has morphed into something much bigger and different than I first imagined. Thanks to Buckaroo Barbie and meeting and talking to so many of you I continue to be inspired to carry on with this “new” dream of mine…to take this different passion, writing and make it the focal point of my life. Last year I was feeling completely despondent…I didn’t want to continue on with college and I couldn’t imagine what it could be that I would do in the future that would bring me as much joy and fulfillment as cowboying or my horses had. While talking with my dad earlier this year we were discussing different possibilities when he said, “why don’t you take some time off to focus on your writing?” And I was dumfounded by the idea! Why had I not thought of that?! DUH!!! Slowly but surely I feel like I’m growing and I’m learning and attempting different things with my craft that I never had even thought of previously.
And the main reason I keep on ‘keeping on’, is because of you guys! You all inspire me and I am just blown away by each comment, like and share that you make, on here and on Facebook. You don’t know how much your support touches my heart.
So this is for you guys, each and every one of you, a big hug from me and all my gratitude for helping me to remain inspired towards reaching my dreams and continuing on in life, even when I want to give up. You’re making a difference in my life!
xo xo Liz