Mara B and I rode out on 12/31/19 as a symbolic conclusion to the year and decade. With Benjamin’s death in 2010, the 2010s were understandably my most difficult years and toughest decade. I am now a different person. Through my Mara Moments blog posts, I have shared some of my personal experiences that have brought me to this new place. The dawning of 2020 brings me to another season of transition, which includes refreshing and reframing my daily creative endeavors. So, I am going to “rest the reins” on my Mara Moments blog.
Starting Mara Moments in September of 2016 was challenging for me but also provided healing. I learned about blogging, posted faithfully, gave the blog occasional facelifts, worked on improving my photography skills and appreciated the structure and routine that blogging provided. However, this chapter in my life is now coming to an end. I won’t change the daily time I have with Mara B, however I’m no longer going to maintain this blog. Jay and I are moving on to “new and different” together.
I think of my daily horse time as my daily practice, which is 95% ordinariness and 5% fabulous. This ritual feeds my soul and maintains my sanity and mental clarity about what has value in my life today. We have a horse trailer and plan to take Mara B to new places together for rides and hikes. I do intend to continue taking photographs on our rides and will post those on Twitter @MaraBEquine and Instagram @Mara.Equine.Moments in the days ahead.
My interest in supporting mental health, emotional wellbeing, suicide awareness/suicide prevention will continue as significant activities for me.
I have appreciated your support and camaraderie for the last 3 years. Thank you for receiving and reading our posts. Thank you for riding along with us. Your comments, feedback and encouragement meant a great deal. I wish you the best in 2020.
In conclusion here are a few reposting’s of thoughts and ideas that I have found helpful and want to share with you at the start of the new year.
please stop, look and listen ….
Happy New Year, Happy new decade, thank you and happy trails ahead.