Early Days

Catch Up Post #1

And we’re back!

Hi and Hello!

I took a hiatus from blogging starting last fall.

For over a year I’ve been struggling with a number of symptoms which at first appeared to be due to the concussion from my epic fall. After a series of evaluations and tests, it turns out the issue was not a brain injury, but rather mental illness.

My lack of blogging (and decline/sporadicity in reading others’ blogs) has been due to anhedonia. That is is a common symptom of depression, where you lose interest in things that normally bring you joy, such as hobbies. So its a good sign that I’m looking to get back into blogging and other things that I know make me happy.

I left off on the blog preparing for mine and Hannah’s first horse trial together. We had a great time and even earned a pretty pink ribbon. :)  Here’s a few photos and below are the videos.

I’d like to give a special thanks to Karen of Not-So-Speedy Dressage whose friendship and support has been invaluable. Go check out her blog for a fabulous Dr. Schacht clinic recap! I’ll be writing a recap as well sometime soon.

30 comments on “Catch Up Post #1

  1. welcome back Sarah! it's so great to get an update!! i had heard that you were doing well through the grape vine – but so cool to read from you directly and see the videos! You and Hannah look fantastic! :D

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  2. Welcome back!! :) I'm glad I am friends with you on FB so I could continue seeing your horsie adventures even though you left :)

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  3. Welcome home! I'm so glad you have a better understanding of yourself and that you have rejoined us in the land of blog.

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  4. Welcome back! Your blog was one of many that inspired me to start mine. I am looking forward to your adventures.

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  5. welcome back and glad to hear you are on the mend! I am looking forward to many more updates from you!

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  6. Welcome back Sarah! You guys looked great at the HT! We have so very much in common I'm happy to ahve another horse blog friend in solidarity:)

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  7. Welcome back Sarah! I'm so glad you've decided to return to blogging — I've missed you <3

    You and Hannah look great — congrats on an awesome HT!

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  8. Welcome back! I'm happy to hear you are doing well, and I'm looking forward to more Hannah updates! You guys look great in those videos!!

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  9. So good to have you back!

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  10. WElcome back :) :)

    Glad you have been taking care of yourself <3

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  11. I'm so glad you're back to blogging! I definitely missed you! :)

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  12. Yay, you're back! I totally understand about depression and not doing things you love. I'm glad you did something about it – I had similar issues after a wreck, and it didn't help that I already have depression. So I get it, and I'm just happy happy happy to hear from you!

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  13. I was just thinking about you and wondering how you were doing. So good to hear from you!

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  14. Thank you so much Emma!!

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  15. Thank you very much L!

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  16. Thank you kindly Nicole

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  17. Thank you ESS! That is so neat that I helped inspire you!!

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  18. Thank you very much Kaitlyn!

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  19. Thank you so much Niamh, I really appreciate knowing others have struggled and gotten through.

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  20. Awww thank so much Tracy! <3

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  21. Thanks so much Carey!

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  22. Thank you, its good to be back. =)

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  23. Thank you!!

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  24. Thank you very much Beka!

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  25. Thank you so much Lindsay. It has been comforting to know others experience what I am going through. <3

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  26. Thank you very much SB. <3

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  27. You already know what I think, but I am glad you're back as well. I didn't mention this the other day, but one of the boarders over at Castle Rock said something like, “There was a gal here who used to write a really good blog called Eventing in Color. She even remembered your blog's name. Your online presence was noted and missed. :0)
    I'll be at Castle Rock on June 7th for a lesson. Maybe we can get together for lunch. My bff might be with me, but she loves lunch with horsey friends!

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  28. Welcome back to blogging!

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  29. =) Thanks for sharing that! So neat that someone knows my blog!

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  30. Thank you!

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