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Singing and Eventing…

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First off, I really think we need to appreciate #equestrianlife tanlines for a moment… I think there was one year that I wore shorts right out of the gate and thought I’d never see my legs this fluorescent again. Well hello there pale skin!

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Brantley and I had a pretty incredible clinic with Allison Springer the weekend before last and I’m really hoping that riding with her again is in the future. Nothing like being told, “You’re a talented trainer, he’s a talented jumper, you’ve done a great job.” Especially when you have that voice in your head constantly telling you otherwise. It’s also good to hear when a trainer understands why you’ve been trotting fences for a reason and she can appreciate it, but then turns around and says, “You’re better than that. It’s time to canter your courses.” And then we do.

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And then we jump the big kid jumps… It’s only 2’6 she said…

I couldn’t have been prouder, just wish I had a little more media but I haven’t been really in the mindset to poke and prod for people to come along. I think my friend’s list has become a little rocky since last year after my whole… Thing… I focused on work so much over the winter and secluded myself long enough though that now I look in the mirror and say, “You need to do this for you.”

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So I’ve kind of put hunter paces aside, decided to focus more on eventing, and I joined a band a few months ago. I am not mad about any of it whatsoever. It’s a lot of fun but it’s also a huge commitment. It’s not something I can decide to flake out on because I’m having a bad mental day. I’m learning that stability is something I need right now and this is a pretty great way to get it. I guess I can consider my weekly group therapy.

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For some reason, Summer is never the easiest for me. It probably has to do a lot with LB as well as my workload is pretty much cut in half so I don’t have as much to keep me busy (although I still go pretty non-stop every day). I fill up every moment of my day so I have less time to think about things. Not having the energy to sit around and fret about others and if I’m living up to their standards is almost a blessing. I just don’t really care anymore. I just want to be happy.

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All I care about right now is getting through the next few months and staying alive.

Just one day at a time.

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