Alright. So it's probably no secret that I haven't been very active here over the past few years. In fact, I've been completely absent from dA over the past several months. Graduate school is a full time job. I spent the last year and a half planning a wedding...and then getting married! And, I spent the summer competing Nelson.
So, for those of you I've been friends with on here and who still follow this account, I think my absence can be best explained by the fact that I've been having to adult really hard these past few years and make lots of adult decisions:
I earned my MS last fall and am in my fourth year of graduate school with a full client-caseload.
I'm working on my preliminary exam: a meta-analysis
I'll be applying for internship next fall and need to decide on a career trajectory.
I got married.
I have a husband who is in his second year of law school.
I have chronic back/shoulder pain and finally went to the doctor and will start physical therapy soon.
I canceled my cable service.
I bought Nelson in August 2016.
I sold Finesse this past June.
I won a USEA event this summer with Nelson and qualified for championships.
We went to championships, and that's when I realized I couldn't ignore my pain any longer.
I'm training to run my first ever long-format event with Nelson in two weeks.
Nelson and I ran our first Novice USEA event in August.
This past year has been particularly busy, and except for the chronic pain, it's been amazing! Selling Finesse was probably the most difficult decision I've had to make recently, but it's also been the most liberating. We just couldn't support two horses on my graduate student stipend, and she wanted to be a fancy hunter anyway.
I hope you all are doing well and living and loving life