Ranch update! After a great, crazy week dancing with Victoria Ballet Theatre there are some new members to introduce! Brownie had triplets (again) and Bambi had twins! I hatched out a baby chick from one of my own hens and we had a new baby calf born! Life on the ranch never stops! 😍💜 #ranchlife#goatbabies#chickens#calf
How lucky are we, that this sport, revolves around the horse. 🦄 The greater part of my year was made possible by one special horse, Short N Suave, an 11 year old gelding by Smooth As A Cat out of Miss Shorty Paloma (x Shorty Lena). 💕 To read more about my road to NCHA World Finals and how this great horse made it all possible, check out my Facebook page, link in bio. ✨
You guys... I woke up SO growly today!! I was just mad at the entire world! I didn't want to feed cattle in the freezing cold, I didn't want to clean my house, I didn't want to deal with finals at school... I was just plain cranky...
Then I discovered our dog had her pups... how can you not smile at tiny baby puppies!.
I also got an email from Zyia telling me they had a little something extra for me just because it's my b-day.
And just like that, my attitude changed from cranky to thankful... I am so incredibly blessed!.
Hope you're all having the best day!
*Warning long winded post*
I want to talk about my why today.
I started really being active on my Social Media platforms about two and a half years ago.
I found as I was scrolling through my feed, just how negative everything was.
I was not posting very often because I was turned off of the whole thing.
It was all about politics (I know this is important but, not what was being shared), everything wrong in the world, and just plain sad stuff.
I had been through a lot the year before, I had gone through major knee surgery (first ACL), some personal lose and depression.
So I decided to start posting a picture of my every day life, every day with some quote or random thoughts I had.
Essentially I was hoping that someone for even a moment found joy in my photo. It was or is a successful day to me if even only one person's mood is affected by my photo. Coincidentally taking pictures every day with my phone had me longing for a better camera, so I saved and saved and bought my first camera in January 2017.
My love for photography took fire and my need to learn and grow has brought me this far.
I learn something new everytime I'm out shooting and my rancher is far more supportive then I ever dreamed anyone could be (love you Babe, @ranchwisehorses). I know what it feels like to get mentally dragged down by social media, others influence, my own insecurities, I could really go on but, I think you get it.
So here I am!
Everyday (well almost🤷♀️),
Posting a photo that makes me feel something, hoping just one other person feels that too.
I have been more then scared a few time of opening myself up to you guys on here.
But, let me tell you how proud I am of the community of people my page has collected here.
You are loving, kind and so so supportive of me especially when I'm being raw and real.
I can't thank you enough so I will just keep saying it as often as possible!