I’m sitting here, paperwork spread all over the hotel bed, ear buds plugged into the laptop, a bottle of water and some pecans sitting on the dresser beside me. Memorizing the horse’s muscle structures and their functions. Reading, looking up videos breaking down concepts, looking at various diagrams… I am addicted.
The best part about this weekend is getting to talk with wonderful people and hearing their perspectives.
Several profound thoughts so far:
“I am a passion driven learner.”
I have a goal in mind and I am GOING for it. I truly believe muscles problems are too often overlooked and over time those issues lead to more serious injuries. When beneficial exercise and massage therapy partner up, magic occurs. Circulation is improved, the muscle tone and range of motion is increased, and so many more key factors that take part in staying fit and healthy: for BOTH horse and rider! It drives me, and I can’t get enough!
“What really lights my fire?”
Horses. I have learned to listen to them. They have taught me so much. They’ve taught me to feel their tension, see their restrictions, understand their fear, but most importantly of all: to see their potential.
I understand it’s possible to be alive, but not actually living. Your heart beats, but it does not have anything to beat for and numbness takes over. I’ve been there, and I never want to be there again. My heart was meant to beat for life. It beats for new experiences, it beats for the unknown, for the love of horses, for the love of people. Most importantly, it beats. My life is short. So, so short. But, it’s life. Colorful, vibrant life. Watch out, because there’s no more holding back.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”