Monday, August 25, 2014

So I have not posted on this blog in a very, very, very long time.  I have also not worn breeches in a very, very ,very long time.  My horse the beautiful and amazing horse I had passed 2 and a half years ago now.  I have not been on a horse since.
    At first it was because I would have been too sad.  Then it was because I was angry and I didn't want to ride another horse.  Then it became about being too busy and my ex didn't want me around horses, and then it was nursing school...

I am not sad anymore, I am not angry (but I still don't think there is a better horse out there), and I am not married to the hate horses guy anymore.  I am still in Nursing school and ridiculously busy and broke, but in two weeks.. I am RIDING!!!!

I am going to get on a friends horse ( a horse I know pretty well) and I am going to ride.  Probably will ride western, since I don't really want to put breeches back on quite yet, but the big point.. this girl is literally going to get back on the horse.

I am pretty excited and quite frankly, a little scare and nervous.  I haven't ridden in awhile and I hope it comes back fairly quickly.  My good horsey friends have been at me to ride, and I finally said yes when I filed for divorce.  It has taken me another two months to get up the real courage and time to go, so I am going riding again.  I am learning that I need to take care of myself in ways that feed my happiness and lower my stress.  The barn, horses and riding do that for me.  I have been away to long

I really do have to start shrinking the size of my breeches... so I may have to start posting more regularly.

I now have access to TWO free gyms.. one in my complex, and one two blocks away at my school.  I have run out of excuses.  I will also have to walk the Basset now at least a couple times a day since we are apartment dwellers and country dwellers no more.

I have been scoping out the parks and I have found a couple good ones for morning walks and an arboretum for afternoon walks and study place for nice days with the pup.

I will post how the ride goes and maybe a couple healthy eating options.. but this coming weekend.. I am bound for Minnesota!  It is family and friends time, and I am going to hit that fair!