Thursday, June 21, 2012

24 Hours Until Departure :-)



In 24 hours I leave for Cape San Blas, Florida for a week! I've been looking forward to this trip for months so I am incredibly excited. There will be sun, sand, the ocean...and there may be some rum involved :-)

I wish all of my blogger friends a great week and I will definitely update with pictures when I return.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Message in a Bottle...



In 9 days, I leave for annual summer vacation in Cape San Blas, Florida. It's a secluded beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. I cannot even begin to describe how much I am looking forward to this trip! There’s something so amazing about the ocean. From the pristine waters, to the sound of the waves, to the feeling of the sand under your feet, it’s simply one of the most amazing things on earth. The sunsets are absolutely amazing…the most beautiful that I’ve ever seen. In short, I love everything about it.

Something I'm contemplating doing during vacation is sending out a hand-written message in a bottle. There's something so poetic about the idea of a message in a bottle. It makes me think of the days when people would send letters across the endless seas. I love the thought of not knowing where it will end up, who will read it, or when it will be discovered. It could be discovered in a week, a year, a decade, or more. I feel that there's something inescapably romantic about "not knowing" the destination.

What are your thoughts on this idea?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Don't Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today



There's an old saying that I like: "The past is a good place to visit, but certainly not a good place to stay". This quote is so very true. We have a tendency to let the past take up too much of our thoughts. We spend so much time looking backward that we prevent ourselves from looking forward.

Here's an analogy I like to use: Imagine trying to walk forward while turning your head over your shoulder to look backwards. You'll stumble, wobble, and quite likely run into something! You're spending so much time looking backwards that you have severely hindered your ability to move forward. Make sense?

Let yourself let go of the past. It doesn't mean you have to forget it or pretend it never happened. But it does mean not allowing yourself to be defined by it. It's called the past for a reason. Look forward...move forward. Who knows what magical possibilities could await if you just allow yourself to see them!!

Do you have problems moving on from the past?

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Horse is a Horse of Course of Course


The horses at our college's horse farm

The college that I work at has an equine program. It's actually the program that we're probably the most known for. Because of our equine program, we have a beautiful horse farm adjacent to campus. Sometimes, on my lunch break, I walk over to the horse farm and enjoy these amazing and beautiful creatures. I started doing this back in the fall and it really is one of the most wonderful parts of my day.

We're a rural college to begin with, so the combination of our rural location and the horse farm makes for such a beautifully serene experience. When I am at the horse farm, all the sounds of mankind (cars, people talking, machinery) are nowhere to be heard - save for the occasional tractor in the distance. It is medicine for the soul, as I like to say.

I really want to learn more about horses. One of the things on my "2012 bucket list" is to take horseback riding lessons. Do you like horses? Have you ever ridden?