Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Path of Life

Well, the day has come my friends. I am now officially a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. I am so excited and ready to start this new path in my life. Although doubts for the daunting path is quite scary at times, I know that with Yah, all things are possible. I have so many things I have to research and take care of before I can officially start my business. It's scary sometimes trying to count the costs before I jump off the bridge of becoming an Independent Contractor. It will be funny to shock people with my age and owning my business when I look 16. 

Among other news, I am now the proud owner of a new horse. She is a 9yo registered paint, sorrel mare. I have big plans for her, I just need nicer weather to attempt this. Right now she is settling in and getting plump on a big round bale in our corral. I bought her a little over 2 weeks ago from a lady about 50 minutes away. She is green broke and needs a ton of ground work before I can really do anything. I have trained several horses before so I know it won't be too hard. I think the hardest part right now is being patient and letting her adjust to her surroundings before I ask her for too much. Gaining her trust is going to be my first and foremost task for now. Just like any friendship, there has to be a foundation of trust from both parties involved. It took me awhile to gain that trust from my horse Bud. I renamed her RoseBud in honor of my QH who passed away this summer. He was the best friend I ever had and it is still hard sometimes coming to grips with that fact that he is gone. I just hope that in building a trust bond with a new horse will allow me to make room for a new best friend. I was never one to understand how people could be angry at Yah when a loved one passed away, and by no means am I angry with Yah...but I do often wonder why my best friend had to be taken. I know the pot has no room to question its maker, I just look forward to hopefully one day seeing Bud again.

Anyway, on to brighter topics. As shocking as it might be to some, I am actually looking forward to spring. Be shocked, but as much as my body may like this weather, I am tired of it restricting me on things I can do. I know the work that comes with warmer weather, but right now I welcome it. It's going to be hard trying to transition from my routine of life into a new one. I'm not quite sure how its going to work this year with working in the morning, working with my mom, keeping up with a garden and house work and yard work...and then adding in a new line of work. Yah willing it will "work itself out"...hehe.

I am still wanting to be able to publish a new poem book this year, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to do it as soon as I thought. I do not have nearly enough poems to start another. I should be writing more, but with everything that has been going on, its hard to juggle all my hobbies, LOL. Although I suppose one of those hobbies have now turned into work. I obviously am still painting and writing, but not nearly as much as I used to. Then of course, there is the hardest task of all, keeping up with friends. I know, I know...I don't mean that in a bad way. I have barely seen my best friend in almost a month and I completely only blame one person for that, you know who you are *stern look*. Thank HEAVENS I finally have my bestie back now that HE'S gone!!(*chuckling*)   Ok, ok! ... I am only joking, I am not mad at him, they are both wonderful people and I am extremely happy for them both, when I'm not ignored *winks* Life has a way of changing things when you're least expecting them. Whether that people, things, events, etc., life knows how to  surprise us all.
Well I will quit boring you all and say goodbye for now. I pray you all blessings and good health!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Flower painting, on Canvas!

So I have finally gotten back to one of my hobbies. I decided I would spend my day painting. Which, just so you know, I didn't actually spend ALL day on this painting. It isn't the greatest, but hey!....gotta start somewhere, eh? When you don't have a teacher it kinda takes a lil' more time to learn. Thank heavens I'm finally over my fear of painting on canvas though. 

This is the first draft, I didn't like the leaves. Soooo....

I went ahead and changed them, I don't know if you can tell the difference.

Well, I hope you like it....I am not completely finished, but I'll update when I do. 
Until next time! =)