Five things I'm not bringing back to RDA after Lockdown 3
|Photos in this post are from autumn 2020|
Sadness/regret for the things that couldn't happen
I don't think it's a bad thing for anyone to feel sad about the things, experiences, even the time itself which has been lost to the past year. We've all missed out on a lot, including things which won't necessarily come around for a do-over. I've thought a lot about all the RDA fun and achievement which just couldn't happen, (no Nationals two years a row: definitely sad) but I've decided I don't want to bring it back to the stables this time. My feelings, just like everyone else's, are totally valid, but I don't think it's going to be good for anyone for me to be looking at my riders thinking "I wonder how much further along we'd be if we hadn't been closed" or "I planned to have this all worked out by now". The here and now is extra important at this point if we're keen to progress, even if it isn't in the same ways as we hoped for 2020. I'm definitely ready for the progress.
What are you letting Lockdown 3 keep?