Synchronicity is one of my favorite words. I don't think that everything happens for a reason, but I try to see events and relationships through all the ways they influence one another rather than direct cause and effect - for better and worse. It helps me make sense of my story, how the good things … Continue reading Appreciating 2018
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program for... PICTURES! Surely I've mentioned in spite of riding for 15 years, I have... not very much evidence of it. There are ribbons, an old saddle that never fit me, a dusty groom box, but photos and video? Sorely lacking. So imagine my excitement Wednesday when I received pictures … Continue reading And then I fell…
This is slightly out of order, but done intentionally. This was my first blog back after losing my pony, trainer, family unit and several friends. As I mentioned on Monday, I was way too busy my senior year of high school. This was absolutely (though unknown at the time) to avoid all of my feelings … Continue reading From blogspot: Three years later
In the spirit of the season, one thing I'm grateful for is a handful of unpublished blogs from when I was writing over at blogspot five-ish years ago. Apparently my browser of six years ago didn't have spellcheck, and I didn't have time for a copy/past over to Word. There's also the sprinkling of smileys, … Continue reading From blogspot: It’s a start
I've never gotten to participate in the storied torture/tradition of No Stirrup November in my years of riding, so if being excited about it after my first lesson makes me crazy, I'll gladly hold that title. After fretting over the microsleep at the show on Sunday, I had a great ride on Wednesday with M … Continue reading No stirrups, no fears
Instead of complaining about how I don't have pictures or videos from my last lesson, I'm just appreciating how happy riding on a regular basis makes me. It was the coldest lesson M and I have had so far this fall, but at least it wasn't raining like the day before. We went mudding jumping … Continue reading Consistent Riding
I know there are several very real and pretty complicated barriers to overcome if I want to accomplish my 'dreams.' Just as many, if not more, are perceived rather than real boundaries and I've certainly let fear of failure and "how-it-should-go" stall me. And, I obviously can get stuck in a pity party.There's also the … Continue reading What if it were enough?