"Never give up, always try to find your way, reach it through the circumstances... whatever happens, move to your dream"
Dreams and goals motivate us to reach new heights. Gratitude for what we do have provides even more determination.
For me being with horses and riding again is my dream (eventually to be an #equinetherapist ) Despite the setbacks, the often crippling anxiety, the new scary symptoms I wasn't going to let go of what I'd worked towards for 17 years. Yet again horses saved me 🐎. _______
As I got ready to get on Olaf on Saturday, I remembered my first lap around over a month ago. I thought of my goal for the day of 25 minutes. Then I let all of that fall away to enjoy the moment. If I could reach that goal, great. If not I was still riding, I was still with the horses and that was more than enough to be grateful for.
Here are some photos from Saturday Hailee led Olaf, Nicole by my side giving me stretches to try. I was able to do most of them (had the surcingle to hold on to if I needed it.)
We had SO much fun throughout and laughed a lot.
Nicole let me know when I had reached 25 minutes (we stopped for five of those to talk). I figured I was still feeling okay so I did 10 more minutes riding on my own! Despite wanting to continue I knew it was best to listen to my body.
I'm filled with so much gratitude for these moments of accomplishment. I'm grateful for the people that have supported and encouraged me, offered a listening ear, helped me laugh, and inspired me. I'm grateful for my body that gave me this warning to wake up before things got much worse. I'm grateful for the willpower to make the changes I needed to in order to give my body a chance to heal. I'm grateful for the smallest of accomplishments along the way that told me you CAN do this.
Whatever your dreams are whatever helps give you that release from the stressors and/or symptoms in your life hold on to them. No matter how farfetched those dreams may seem, they can give you the perseverance to keep trying to move forward.