I joined the Blogging 101 course that WordWress is offering, because when I do something, I want to do it right. If Blogging 101 says they’ll teach me to write a blog, then by golly, that’s what I’ll do.
For the first prompt, it asked me to define myself, why I am here, what I will post about, and where I want to be in a year.
If I was to define myself in one word, it would be “rider”, as in horseback rider. When I’m introduced to other people, and they ask what I do, my response is “Ride.” It’s how people know me. I’m the girl with the horses. People ask how I’m doing, and then they ask “How are the horses?”
With my horses, I feel like I have a purpose. They create my drive in life. My life is molded around them. Even when I can’t ride them, I just want to be around them. I want to see them. If they were not there, I don’t know what I’d be. I would still exist, but what kind of existence is there, without horses?
I rode my mare Vintage today. (Same horse as above.) If you’re a horse person, and you’ve been on the internet a while, you’ve heard the term “heart horse”. If you haven’t, it means pretty much what it sounds like, the horse of your life, kind of like the love of your life. This horse knows you. You could call it your best friend. Your connection is so deep, it feels like you talk just through your thoughts.
Vintage is my heart horse. We talk with our minds. I simply whisper what I want, and she does it. She’s also super reactive, so she’s extremely quick to respond. Even thought I’m the one that asked for it, it can still surprise me.
My point with Vintage isn’t so much to go on about my love for my sweet, spicy mare, but to explain why it drives me. When you feel that connection, it makes sense. An animal can understand you and communicate with you, that becomes your willing partner is all sorts of crazy things.
So that is why I call myself a rider. When I have that connection, I feel inspired in the rest of my life. I feel like I am a better a person. I feel like I can accomplish anything. It makes me happy.
For the second part of this post – why I am here.
I started this blog because I am so often feel inspired by life. I see things I love about life, and I want others to be able to see the wonder in them, too. I have so many thoughts that I want to get out, and I hope that when I push them out someone else can grab hold of them and say “Yes, I think the same thing!”
I want to connect with people. I want to to find other riders to share their experiences with me. I want to see how people keep their horses, how other people make time for them and what other people do with them. I want to be inspired by other people’s lives.
I want to post about things other than horses. My life is a journey, not a destination. It’s constantly evolving and I want to develop my personal skills, learn new skills, and learn about life. There’s lessons I already learned that I want to reflect on. Then add a heaping dose of my husband and my little pets, and that’ll round up what I’ll be posting about.
In one year, I want to have posted at least 3 times a week. That’s 156 times. I want to have become a good enough writer that people are actually interested in what I have to say. I want to have developed a consistent voice that doesn’t leave people with a huge question mark on their faces.
Hopefully I’m off to a good start!