I completely forgot to celebrate Goat of the Day’s first birthday, which occurred on October 1st. I am a bit stunned that I have managed to carry on posting my goat photographs everyday for now over a year! The majority of these goats I have had the pleasure of meeting and photographing in person, with a few exceptions of when friends have met and photographed goats and sent them along, and a few famous goat portraits that float around the internet.
This feat would not have been possible without my friends who think of me when they see goats, nor would it have been possible without my partner who has patiently driven me to places where goats reside, or accompanied me to events where we will happen upon goats and who supports my daily habit. Also, this blog would not be possible without my mother who generously gave me my camera that has been hard at work photographing goats since the summer of 2019. I am also grateful to all of those people who read this blog, for whatever reason, who like the posts and give me a follow. I hope to continue to provide pictures of goats with good vibes for at least a while longer. To that end, I revisited one of my most favourite places in all of the England, Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats. I urge you if you ever find yourself in southern England to spend an afternoon among the friendly goats in their caprine utopia.
Many, many thanks to Buttercups for keeping these amazing creatures and allowing the public to enjoy
All of your struggles are simply growing pains, shaping you and making you stronger and better equipped for what lies ahead.
Keep pressing on, without struggle there is no victory.
Gather round and share a meal with friends. Autumn is a time for harvest and what better way to celebrate than enjoying a feast.
Take time to enjoy the best of the season
Always have an open mind. What might seem weird to you at first may be exactly what you need!
They asked you to do what?! Don’t knock it until you try it!
Every now and then, challenge yourself to be vulnerable. You never know, it could be the start of an amazing relationship.
Make eye contact and make a new friend
Don’t be afraid to wobble or fall when you’re finding your balance or yourself. If we never took the risk to stand upright, we would never have any adventures.
Be a lifelong student, keep taking risks and keep learning
There is a saying that “Rome was not built in a day” which is absolutely true! It took over a millennia from Rome to expand from a city on the Tiber to an empire reaching from the farthest corners of Europe across the Fertile Crescent and Northern Africa. Most likely, your goal is probably not inter-continental domination, so luckily whatever it is you are trying to accomplish won’t take that long, so keep at it. If it is important to you, then it is absolutely worth the wait.
In addition, today’s goat is a friend of a friend of mine. Her name is Cindy and judging from her easy grin, she quite likes October so far.
The tools to success aren’t always military might and a big budget, but rather patience and perseverance.
Autumn is such a hopeful time. Keep your chin up and your shoulders back – you’ve made it this far, and that’s amazing!
Keep a pep in your step – you’re on quite the adventure!
Saturdays are great days to hang out with friends.
Rest relax and spend time with your friends
Sometimes in life it’s not what you do that matters but how you do it.
Be authentically you and be kind