In my last post, I promised an update on the goings-on outside of my equestrian life as soon as things were finalized. I’m happy to report that on Friday, my husband and I closed on our first home together! We still have to officially move out of our apartment and into the house, but we’ve signed the documents and have the keys in hand!!
I’ve been the biggest blogging slacker lately. So first I’m apologizing for my radio silence; I swear you’re not missing much! I can hardly believe that it’s mid-June already — the summer is just flying by me at mach 10 speed. So here’s a quick recap to hold you over until my next post:
Miles and I have been hard at work on the flat lately. Let me first say that I now have a new-found awe of bloggers who successful write about the intricate details of flatwork. It’s all about the minute detail and subtle changes in both horse and rider; sometimes, it’s hard for me to even wrap my mind around, much less write about!
I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. While most of my thoughts have centered around personal issues, I can’t get into an introspective mindset without it bleeding over into other parts of my life, namely my equestrian endeavors. In the last year, I’ve done more showing on the rated hunter/jumper circuit than I ever have before and I’ve bought more tack, clothing and accessories. In essence: I’ve transformed into a hunter princess. While I don’t necessarily abhor this moniker in its entirety, I’m also realizing that maybe I’ve embraced the culture a little too much and gotten away from my roots.
The only thing I like more than winning ribbons is displaying them. While winning isn’t everything to me, I’m proud every time I earn a rosette of any color and I proudly show off my spoils of war wherever and whenever possible. But after you’ve shown for a few seasons, the satin starts to pile up. So what do you do with all of those shiny, lovely ribbons?