Thursday, January 31, 2008

If I could turn back time...

Don't worry, I won't bust out into a Cher rendition right now. I'm at the office, and that would be awkward. Plus, it wouldn't reach the ears of you, my faithful readers.

However, I have been thinking about the past the last 2 days, as 2 potential opportunities have presented themselves to do things that I used to love and would love to re-visit! Confused? I'll spell it out.

1) When I was in middle and high school, I used to be a horse person. By this I mean that I spent inordinate amounts of time either at the barn or doing something relating to horses. Some of my happiest memories (during middle school especially) were of going out to the barn on a cold winter day and burying my fingers underneath my horse's mane. He was a Mustang, near as we could tell, and he had the best, thickest mane and tail. His hair would sit two or three inches thick over his neck, allowing an alcove for me to bury my hands in when they were cold. I also remember summer days being spent riding him bareback around my neighborhood (where he would come visit and stay for a week!) or going to shows where we'd compete, and occasionally win.

My favorite event was the costume class. Shadow and I went all out, winning first place awards for our depictions of Elvis and Little Miss Muffet (he was my tuffett!) We also dressed up for parades. Namely, I decked him out in red, jingle bells and a Santa hat for the Christmas parade in Maryville, or covered him in red, white and blue for the annual Steeleville 4th of July parade. Those were the days!!

Fast forward to yesterday. I have been thinking about (and even had a dream) about riding again, and realized how much I miss it. I miss the challenge, the exercise and the familiarity of a warm horse and squeaky leather saddle beneath me. I posted an ad on Craigslist, on a whim, to see if anyone in the WF area had a horse or horses that needed some exercise. I offered to come out and ride, and if they need a bag of grain every now and then, I could help out with that. At the moment, I have 3 prospects, two of which seem quite promising! I could be back in the saddle in no time, and that's a thought that makes me so excited!

2) I loved college. Absolutely loved Union and Zeta (which was such a huge part of my experience) and the four years spent in Jackson. I feel like I changed so much while there (hopefully for the better) and I miss the people who went through a lot of that with me. Though I was ready to get out and do something new and fresh, I have really been missing it this week. I was even looking at flights the other day so I could go see my girls compete in Variety Show, a dance/singing competition we dominated all 4 years I was there.

Flights are out of my price range at the moment. However, there may be an opportunity for me to go for work soon....It's an opportunity I am praying works out. I would love to see some old friends and visit my stomping grounds for a bit! So, if you think about it, ask the Lord to let me go ;)

All that being said, I don't want anyone to think I wish life could return to how it was. I LOVE what the Lord is doing in my life here. I am just feeling nostalgic for good things from the past too, and excited about possibly reliving some of that!

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