Year One.

It’s been one wholleeeeee year since I started this blog. One whole year since The Nervous Equestrian began!

When I turned 30 last year I didn’t want to celebrate it but to instead celebrate all year long by doing things I’ve always wanted to do & just doing things for myself; from small to big things. I wish I could say I completed that list, but this is reality, do we ever really complete everything on our to do lists!?

Looking back on the past year, at first I was disappointed in myself that I didn’t do everything I wanted to get done or to set myself up to have them completed, but truth is.. everything that was suppose to happen, happened. (I know, I know, how cliché – but true).

The biggest, most exciting thing to happen over the course of the last year was the purchase of Abbey. I’m still blown away by the faith in some people and the fact that I own that magical unicorn. Even in her true Abbey diva moments I absolutely love that mare.

Since Abbey’s arrival in March, we have had our share of set backs but we have had our share of great moments. We went to 2 off property shows – even jumping at one! (Flash back to that …moment at Hants -_-). From our first off property together, to our snuggles and her constantly testing me, I’ve learned so much from her already and as long as I stay out of my own way we will continue to grow together as a team.

I started doing more things on my own this past year. I starting making an effort to go out and do things for my mental health. Just to reset and to frigging relax to be honest. I would do anything from random late night drives to Tim Hortons, to just my dogs and I going to the beach and hanging out in the evenings. And of course, I drank wine. Lots of wine… with the occasional beer with my neighbours.

I’ve met a few people over Instagram and from blogging that I stay in contact with, that are just like me! Nervous as shit and can’t get out of our heads when it comes to jumping sticks.

Blogging has been a way for me to express and talk out what I am feeling. To work out what is going on in this nogging of mine. Blogging is starting to open up different opportunities for me & I am so excited to see what happens in the next year.

Now that… *ahem* I am another year older, it’s time to keeping doing my list and set some goals for Abbey & I. Oh, and also maybe finally get that tattoo I’ve been talking about for the past 10years 😂

❤️ The Nervous Equestrian

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