Falling Off the Horse and Getting Back on... Meet Angel Round 3! :)

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Falling Off the Horse and Getting Back on... Meet Angel Round 3! :)
Apr 19,2015

“Courage is being scared to death- and saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne

Falling off the horse...    

    Ever heard the saying that if you fall off the horse you should get right back up in the saddle? Well, I have actually been dragged by a horse for several minutes with my foot caught in the stirrup. I was only 8 or so at the time and had been taking riding lessons since I was 6. After the horse finally stopped and my instructor helped me get my foot out of the stirrup, I was naturally hysterical and sobbing like crazy. So, what did Candy, my riding instructor, say to little, hysterical Angel after this traumatizing event? 

Getting back on...

    “If you don’t get back on now, you never will.” So I did, and I can now ride just about any horse you give me; saddle or no saddle, western or English, on a trail or in a showroom. Candy was right and that is my best advice for living life to the fullest with no regrets. You’re going to fall off the horse sometimes, and you might get dragged for awhile, the key is to be brave, get right back on, and keep riding.

    My life has been a series of hitting rock bottom, falling to pieces, and having to pick myself back up and put myself back together. It is only in the past few years that I have finally learned to love myself and embrace who I am and all the unique little quirks that make me me. :) 

Good luck finding me in a crowd...

    In my previous posts you got to see pics of me and get a brief description of who I am on the inside... well too bad the inside of me doesn’t exactly match the outside of me! I can almost guarantee you could not pick me out of a crowd if you were trying to find me based on my attributes...If you’re looking for a 13 year veteran teacher, in Mensa after 14 years of private school and a double major in college, with her own tutoring company in spite of being bipolar and ADHD good luck! So, how do you find me in a crowd? Look for the slightly keyed-up curly red head with 11 tattoos, wearing yoga pants and Reef flip flops while she tutors kids in south Dallas. Say what? Yes, after all these years this is who I am to the very core... a little bit of everything all rolled into one.

We are all special cases...

    After all the times I broke apart, this is the result of putting the pieces of the puzzle back together over and over. Every time I fell off the horse and got back on I got a little more comfortable with who I am and a little less worried about being like everyone else. As Albert Camus says, “We are all special cases.” 

    Each one of us is on a different horse, on a different path. We will all fall off at different points and have different ways of remounting and continuing to ride... and that’s ok! It’s what life is all about!

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Falling Off the Horse and Getting Back on... Meet Angel Round 3! :)

 Falling Off the Horse and Getting Back on... Meet Angel Round 3! :)

Falling Off the Horse and Getting Back on... Meet Angel Round 3! :)

Falling Off the Horse and Getting Back on... Meet Angel Round 3! :)

“Courage is being scared to death- and saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne

Falling off the horse...    

    Ever heard the saying that if you fall off the horse you should get right back up in the saddle? Well, I have actually been dragged by a horse for several minutes with my foot caught in the stirrup. I was only 8 or so at the time and had been taking riding lessons since I was 6. After the horse finally stopped and my instructor helped me get my foot out of the stirrup, I was naturally hysterical and sobbing like crazy. So, what did Candy, my riding instructor, say to little, hysterical Angel after this traumatizing event? 

Getting back on...

    “If you don’t get back on now, you never will.” So I did, and I can now ride just about any horse you give me; saddle or no saddle, western or English, on a trail or in a showroom. Candy was right and that is my best advice for living life to the fullest with no regrets. You’re going to fall off the horse sometimes, and you might get dragged for awhile, the key is to be brave, get right back on, and keep riding.

    My life has been a series of hitting rock bottom, falling to pieces, and having to pick myself back up and put myself back together. It is only in the past few years that I have finally learned to love myself and embrace who I am and all the unique little quirks that make me me. :) 

Good luck finding me in a crowd...

    In my previous posts you got to see pics of me and get a brief description of who I am on the inside... well too bad the inside of me doesn’t exactly match the outside of me! I can almost guarantee you could not pick me out of a crowd if you were trying to find me based on my attributes...If you’re looking for a 13 year veteran teacher, in Mensa after 14 years of private school and a double major in college, with her own tutoring company in spite of being bipolar and ADHD good luck! So, how do you find me in a crowd? Look for the slightly keyed-up curly red head with 11 tattoos, wearing yoga pants and Reef flip flops while she tutors kids in south Dallas. Say what? Yes, after all these years this is who I am to the very core... a little bit of everything all rolled into one.

We are all special cases...

    After all the times I broke apart, this is the result of putting the pieces of the puzzle back together over and over. Every time I fell off the horse and got back on I got a little more comfortable with who I am and a little less worried about being like everyone else. As Albert Camus says, “We are all special cases.” 

    Each one of us is on a different horse, on a different path. We will all fall off at different points and have different ways of remounting and continuing to ride... and that’s ok! It’s what life is all about!