Whether it is inspiration, comfort, distraction, hope, or humor, it is my hope that everyone finds something useful here. Horse stories will be involved. Great music will be involved. Some holiday food will be involved. Too many pictures of animals, sunsets, and sunrises will be involved (most all taken by me). My AHA moments about life and what it is really about will most definitely be involved.
Here is a little background for you. The idea of this blog had been on my heart for quite some time before it ever even came to be. Four years to be exact. I initially struggled with the idea of it because I thought it was a bit, what is the word… narcissistic and over done. Strong words, maybe, but stay with me for a bit. This was my thought process. Who wants to hear the things going on in my head? Who wants to see endless shots of sunrises and sunsets? Who cares about what happened with my horse or dog? Nobody wants to listen to what you are listening to? Who am I? What makes me think I am qualified or even that interesting? There are many people out there smarter, wiser, and a great many more words than me. What do I have to say?
Off and on I walked and sat with the idea of this blog. Then the thought occurred to me that it is not about being smart and it is not about me, despite the fact that I indeed do have a lot to say. It is about connection and learning. Conversation. Fellowship and community. Striving and seeking. Spreading the light. I am constantly trying to learn new things and be better. Increase the positivity and decrease the negativity. To connect dots that I could not, or would not, connect before. I want to reach out to and connect with like-minded people! To know that I am not alone and for you to know you are not alone! We all have struggles we can learn from. The desire to feel that flood of comfort and relief akin to the sensation upon hearing a song that speaks directly to you at that exact moment and knowing that someone else has felt that exact same way. To feel the light bulbs illuminate your life when you finally get what your horse, dog, and God have been trying to tell you. Being grounded to your feet by the sight and feeling of Nature. Knowing you are not alone with the honest feeling of just flat out trying to get through some days so you can move on to what you love. These are my AHA moments. And really, there can never be too many pictures of cute animals! Fast forward and, well, here we are. Several years later! There is a reason this blog thought never left my heart.
If you have read this far, boy, am I glad! I hope you join me on this journey of positive personal discovery! When I am not getting deep and philosophical about life around the figurative, proverbial fire pit (usually with music), this blog will often be hijacked by my quadrupeds. They are cute and have larger than life personalities. The majority of my time outside of the office is spent with them. I try to take my dog everywhere with me and ride as often as I possibly can, which never seems to be enough. They are my true passion and my best teachers. Their presence feeds my very soul. They are always positive, keep me grounded, and remind me of what is important. They are my gifts and my gratitude for them is infinite. I want to share the love they give me, the lessons they teach me, and the process of trying to figure out how to combine my career and passions into one cohesive lifestyle with all of you who can relate or need it. It takes some tricky navigation for this country girl at heart stuck in this concrete jungle of opportunity.
A few things you may or may not care to know about me:
~I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I try to live my life the way He intended and walk the path He created. Animals and music play a big role in this and my faith.
~I struggle with what my true vocation is. Honestly, who doesn’t? And life can deal some interesting cards.
~I am a 9th generation Texan and 5th generation cattle rancher and yes, I am proud of that. I love this great state.
~I am an animal person. I have two horses and a dog. They make me a better human.
~My family and friends are my world.
~I am a self-proclaimed music junkie. I dig Texas, Red Dirt, Western, and Classic Country and Americana…and R&B…and Classical…and Gospel…Mariachi…Most of what I listen to does not fit in any one box. Go figure.
~I do not like to have my picture taken, but I LOVE to take photos and I secretly want people to like my photos. Most all photos on this site are taken by me.
~Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong generation. However, air conditioning sure is great.
~I love to cook and bake.
~I can not spell!…and my grammar can be rather sketchy. Please be gracious and forgive me my mistakes.