I went through a blogger identity crisis, and I didn’t notice until now. I started blogging to keep track of my equestrian pursuits, as a way to catalog my progress. This quickly turned from just a private journal to an entirely new community of assistance and support; I’ve made so many great friends through blogging who have helped me through some really tough times. But for a while, I got this idea that I wanted to monetize my blog. So I wrote blog posts that would appeal to a larger audience, and focused on improving the quality of the blog. But as I got busier outside of blogging, and even outside of riding, I got a little burned out. Unfortunately, my burnout translated into a lack of blogging, which you’ve seen over the last year. I recently went back to read some of my very early blog posts, and it helped me remember why I started this blog in the first place: for myself.
I really enjoy writing, and creating fun graphics for the blog. I love editing and sharing photos of my horse and talking through the things I’m working on in my lessons. And I really love all the awesome people I’ve met because of this little space on the internet. And… I’ve missed it. I love getting comments from everyone, and I love reading your blogs (which I have kept up with!). So I’m cutting myself a little slack, and I’m going to get back to the roots of this blog. I’m going to try to worry less about writing the most coherent content, and write what I want to write. Because, after all, if I’m not doing that, what is the point?