Believe Your Own BullShit

We humans are experts at perpetuating our own patterns. For better or for worse. Usually against our own benefit… So much so that often we don’t even believe ourselves when our true selves are trying to lead us onto a better path. Unsurprisingly, only two lessons back into riding on a more dedicated level then…

Eyes Up, Shoulders Back

“You must not fail to explore anything that interests you. Any skill you want to master should be learned. Any subject that arouses curiousity should be examined. Every insecurity should be overcome. Every question should be answered. If you do not do this, then you cannot freely experience life. Every one of your uncertainties will…

I’m not me

Okay, so last week was one thing. I described it as topsy turvy. This week was just hard to handle. I’ll start off by reiterating that concussions suck. Also that I am the worst at taking time off. Like, officially the worst. When I wrote last week it was pretty close to when I started…

Momentum

First of all, I am so happy with this weekend. Second, I’m still coming down from the “horse-show high” so if this post is a little scatter-brained, forgive me. Third, it’s a long one. I neglected to write down thoughts for each day- sooo I’m combining them all into one. You’ll be okay. Take breaks…

Find that rhythm

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” -Nick Caraway, The Great Gatsby. That variety of life. Do you ever look around at what you fill your life with and wonder how you’re lucky enough to be where you are? I do. Sometimes I have to pause and…

Without thinking

I had one of those lessons today where things went from amazing to stressful in about 30 seconds. Maybe stressful isn’t the right word. Challenging? Thought provoking? Riding is a sport where things can change pretty quick. As most sports are. However, this sport adds in the wild card of being seated on a 1200lb…

That familiar-unfamiliar feeling

What a week! Classes are done finally and now it’s just wading through the 5 exams this month until I can shift my focus completely to work and riding (and my spring course..)! Today I dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on my new summer job. This job will keep me in the city…

Carrot at the end of the stick

“You’ve got that ‘march glaze’ about your eyes.. its that time of year for you students” Yep. Talk to any student right now and they’ll either give you a zombie-like reply and/or mumble something about “only 3 weeks left.. so close”. I know pretty much all my peers, as well as myself, are pretty much…

Some thoughts on Lance…

If you follow sport news, you’ll be sick of the Lance Armstrong story by now. I know I am. It’s been a big topic that many of my class discussions are based around the past week or so- and many people are raising interesting points. Maybe it’s my over-forgiving nature- but I still think he…

Before you know it

It’s over. No more lazy days of nothing with no specific plans…After a crazy two weeks of holidays- it’s time to get back at it. Crazy of course being the understatement of the year! I mentioned briefly in an earlier post that my previously organized surgery had been cancelled- and more testing ordered. This is…