I haven’t posted anything since January, so I’m way overdue. But I’ve been doing a lot of reading, thinking, and applying things I’ve learned, so I haven’t been idle. Here I’ll try to get my thoughts in order.
Before my fall off of Angel last November, I had spoken with my priest about the number of times I have been injured since I broke my foot in July, 2012. Besides the initial stumble that broke a bone, I’ve had a stress fracture, tripped and fell again cracking a rib. Why am I so clumsy? Why can’t I take better care of myself? Is there something going on beyond the normal vagaries of life? I told her I wanted do to something about this – if something could be done – before I broke my neck! Within a couple of weeks I sent her an email: “Remember when I said I wanted to talk about this before I broke my neck?” And then went on to explain about my fall off of Angel.
My riding recovered. It took a little while; I was nervous and afraid. Every time Angel pointed his ears at something I tensed up. Rod helped me through it and now I feel like my old self in the saddle again. There are three other things that have really impacted how I think and feel, and I want to articulate them here. The first one is a major change in my blood pressure medication. What I was on was making me so lethargic I seemed to have no energy to catch myself or jump out of the way. It crept up on me and I really didn’t notice right away. With a different Rx I feel like a new person. That is a relief!
Of the other two, one is “equestrian” and one is “theology.”