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…

Lessons, Habits, Progress

Decided to take a study break to write a post. And now I have writers block. THANKS BRAIN. We’re in the home stretch. Only two exams left this week- after a quite successful run of five.  Found out today that I got a 94% on the psychology paper I wrote on the power dynamics Eric…

Like I never left

Not that I actually went that far. Bit dramatic- it was really only 6 months off this time. Got on Willard for the first time tonight he was, dare I say, perfect! Compared to last spring when it was like riding a horse who forgot most of his training- tonight he floated around like this…

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…

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…

Turbulent 2012

Similar to previous years, seeing as I don’t make resolutions, here is a list of some of the most memorable moments of the past 12 months (in no particular order)! Meeting the people I met overseas. Especially all the distant relatives. To be made to feel at home in a country that is so far…

Critical Instant

Two weeks left in the term?! How did this happen! I’ve been figuratively, and sometimes literally, smothered by projects, lab exams, and review that I’ve lost track of time. That being said, nothing is really new either. I’m almost nervous for December holidays to arrive because I’m not sure what I’ll do without the stress…

A Flash In Time

I’ve always held the belief that we learn from every experience. From every person we meet; coaches, friends, family, teachers, to every sight we see; a busy cross walk, a sunrise, rush hour. Sometimes it takes some tough love from the universe for things to sink in. Sometimes it takes years to find what we…

One day

Today was short and sweet, and a lovely way to end the season. The only class we had today was the hunter derby. Now I realize I’ve been talking about the derby on here and really haven’t explained it. Really it’s just a big hunter course, this one had 15 jumps set between 2’6 and…