If we never examine or give thought to our lives or the reasons why we do things, we are at the mercy of our reactions and whims. The subject of thinking, truly giving thought, is on my mind frequently. I don't think we as a species are taught to mindfully think about all that much, … Continue reading Why Do I Ride?
Staying. It's never been my M.O. From the time I could drive, the open road and this wide wide world has called my name. Solo road trips and mountain getaways, were my greatest source of freedom and joy, second only to the horses. There are people in my sphere today who might be surprised by … Continue reading Releasing My Inner Nomad
Dear Heart, Asking for help is hard. Accepting help leaves you feeling guilty. You've always been a do it yourself-er and a go-getter. You don't want to burden anyone with something that you are able to do on your own - even at a cost. You bear your own burden quietly but your eyes are … Continue reading Dear Heart – “Help” is Not a Dirty Word
As we near the end of 2020, with less than 15 days until the new year, I find myself compelled to look back over the past 12 months. It's been a strange ride. Everyone has had more than their fair share of negativity about all manner of things, so I'm choosing to look at and … Continue reading The Learning Year
Dear Woman, I am so sorry that you knew fear at such a tender age. I am sorry that you woke up alone, with nobody there to comfort you from your nightmares. It isn't right, that the wants of adults were put before the needs of your little soul. It isn't right that you were … Continue reading The Cost of Neglect