Sunday afternoon, my leg and hip muscles are burning in satisfied submission. Had an amazing horseback riding lesson on Deal the wonder pony (well, he’s an Arab horse… I’m sure someone would be offended that I refer to him as a pony!) but he is pony-sized. We worked on my seat, in changing the angle of my seat bones so that my hip angle would change, so he would yield to the bit (dressage term, basically lower his head and use his hind end better). And you know what… it worked. I love that satisfying, cause and effect part of riding – where there is (usually) a correlation between what you do, what you feel, and how your horse moves. It’s absurdly satisfying to me. Leaves me anticipating my next ride at the end of the week!
I’m glad I participate in a sport such as riding. In addition to allowing me to meet a lot of amazing people and animals, it teaches me about the struggle.
And about how eventually you have a breakthrough moment. And so you work towards that breakthrough moment, changing what you do when what you’re doing is not working. I have a distinct memory of my wonderful instructor, Mia, literally screaming at me many years ago:
Literally: something. It could be the right thing, could be the wrong thing, but doing anything is a step in the right direction.
I’ve been doing… well, lots of things. Working, volunteering, going to doctors and getting a shitload of shots in my head (curses my autoimmune system!), thinking about my next moves career and life-wise, flossing so hard I hurt my tooth (seriously, that would only happen to me!), becoming obsessed with the newest Kitt/Yorkey Broadway musical… Doing the normal things we do in life.
There have been times when I hasn’t doing enough and I think I’ve found a good balance. I’m adjusting to this new balance, and hopefully will blog more soon.
Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like me to write about in the comments below! I know there are actually a few people who read this and I’d love to get some feedback!