I had a Sleipnir moment. · 1:41am
For the last few weeks I've been taking horseback riding lessons. I've always really wanted to: I love horses. I actually really honestly do.
For the last few weeks, things have been utter crap and they're honestly just getting worse, and will continue to get worse over the next twoish weeks. Among other things, I have to go back to Canada because of. Complications that I'd rather not get into at the moment.
But today, well. I went to my lesson feeling horrible and cranky and cruddy. Headachy, sore, grumpy, the works. Stuff didn't start great. My mind kept running away from me.
Then, about halfway through the lesson, the teacher said to take off the stirrups.
So I did, and the feeling was indescribable. It was... freedom. I brought Louie up all the way to a canter and it was just... freedom.
And I realized that I could be happy, even if things were terrible. I could still be happy. I could smile, and I could laugh, and everything was alright. No matter what else was going on, I could actually be positive. Me. The most bitter and cranky person in the world. There's no reason that it should have made me so happy, and yet at the same time, I realized... there was no reason to be unhappy, either. If I could smile, why not... smile?
I hope we can all find something in our lives that helps unlock that little bit of Sleipnir inside all of us.