• Get Back on the Horse

  • July 27, 2020

  • I can hear what is probably going through your head right now, something along the lines of, “what does riding a horse have to do with performing magic?”

    And you have a very valid point, but unfortunately, as you may have worked out by now, I enjoy sayings a little too much!

    This one in particular, like all the good ones, has a couple of variations and they all mean more or less the same thing (otherwise they wouldn’t be variations of the same concept, would they?), how is that for a redundant piece of writing!

    A similar one I also love is, “when you get a flat tyre while driving, you don’t go and burst the other three tyres. You replace the damaged one and get back on the road.” I love that. Particularly as someone who likes to go all-in when something goes wrong. “Oh, something went wrong? Guess I’m eating chocolate and playing video games for the rest of the day!” This is of course, precisely what you shouldn’t do. Do as I say and not as I do!

    But let’s get back to why I’m on one of my rambling sessions and seemingly not talking about anything useful though.

    Somehow, I let my daily posts slide. Today is the 5th of August, despite what the post says that this went up on the 31st of July. I think it started because I had one lazy day on Friday, which then turned into Saturday, and then Sunday, followed by Monday and Tuesday, and now it’s Wednesday.

    Sure there were engagements on each day, and I could always get around to it “tomorrow”. Tomorrow, that beautiful place where all the work gets done and everything is back to how it should be. The problem is, of course, that there is always another tomorrow, and ever another reason to postpone everything.

    So today is the first day of getting back on the horse. I made a promise to myself to keep on track with one post per day, and I will not break that promise.

    I believe I’ve even talked about making a similar mistake not too long ago, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have to do what I did last time. Which is get straight back up again, get back on the horse, repair that flat tyre, and keep going. Making up for lost time, admitting my mistake and trying to do a better job.

    I am, of course, aware that there is a specific benefit to my list of needed blog posts to use one as this admission of guilt and promise to do better. However, I think it is also important to admit one’s mistakes by declaring it properly, and for me, the best place is here. If you hold me in any regard, or if you don’t, I think it is a gentle reminder both to myself, and hopefully to you, that we are all human, we all make mistakes, and the best thing we can do is to get going again.

    For me, this is also therapeutic, as I can face my shortcomings head-on, and charge them down by just getting back on the grind, offering advice that I think will be of use, and to keep going.

    So for what it is worth, I apologise to you, dear reader, for falling a little short of the mark. And yes, I will be aiming to catch back up “to the present day” as soon as I can, after all, even as a professional liar, I should try to pick and choose my lies better, they should all take place in my performances when I play the part of the magician after all!

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