After the Fall: The fears attached to horseback riding

As a horseback rider we all have fears; whether it’s from a past experience or simply the fear of the unknown. And while it’s important to work past your fears to improve as a rider, It’s healthy to have a certain level of caution while working with horses. This keeps you from becoming arrogant and cocky around them, which will cause as accident. The one thing you can always trust a horse to do is keep you humble. Recently I had[Read more]

10 Things I’ve learned in 20 Years

A few weeks ago I turned 20. For the most part I’ve just stumbled through the last few years, making split second decisions that have completely changed my life. Or maybe I was always meant to be where I am today, but that’s a philosophical discussion that I’m definitely not ready to get into at this point in time! While I still have no idea what I’m going to be doing next month let alone the rest of my life,[Read more]

Being Thankful

Thanksgiving really crept up on me this year and it may have something to do with it being spring in New Zealand, not fall. Which means no changing leaves or sweater weather days. Ok, I’m still wearing sweaters here (or jumpers as the locals call it), but not because it’s getting chilly on sunny days. But because it’s still raining a few times a week here and I’m up so early in the morning to go to work thats it a bit[Read more]

Life In New Zealand

Ok, first things first I should mention is that in no way have I ever promised to post often. Sure 3 months is a lot longer than I planned on going, but I just didn’t seem to have anything worth writing about, let alone that anyone would want to read. However on this rainy rare Saturday I have off I decided that today’s the day! I was told that winter tend to suck in New Zealand and that I couldn’t have[Read more]