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post #1 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Horselessness, Sleeplessness, and Journaling

Right, so I had been journaling kind of in my insomnia thread, but figure that it is better to just start a journal here.

Where to begin... I am horseless currently. Have been since 2005. Since then I have trained 4 horses independently, and worked under a woman from Philadelphia training for a few months. I worked at a camp last summer as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor for folks with disabilities. Camp started this year three days ago, and I am a little heartbroken not to be there, despite the disaster it was as far as the horses we were sent.

I was born and raised in Oregon, USA - went to college there briefly after some time off, hated it, and left. Now I owe the school a ridiculous amount of money for dropping out (nevermind that they had already been paid by the govt), and I owe back my Federal Aid loans. Sigh. I dropped and moved cross country, and now reside in the Mid-Atlantic region with my SO.

Currently having problems sleeping; so working on getting better with that. So far only sporadic luck..

Not sure when I will start riding again; have many more things to work out before taking on that luxury.

Anyway, welcome to my journal. Let's begin!

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 12:25 AM
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:)

I had trouble sleeping last night and thought of you. I ended up dragging my laptop to bed and reading some horse articles. I fell asleep at 2:30 and woke up at 10:30 feeling like another train ran me over (same feel as day before) but failing to fall asleep for a few hours sucked.. just keep working on it. It's slowly changing. From hardly to sporadic, to me, is an improvement!
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 01:33 AM
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I don't have insomnia regularly, and pray I never will.

But I find it interesting to read journals about PEOPLE, and not just the horses. What I like about the forum is that, in my experience so far, it's sort of like a family:)

Just replied to let you know I'll be reading and supporting you along your way:)
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 03:20 AM
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I'm not sleeping-went to bed @ 10:30, but after a half hour of just laying there-I got up, watched some TV, then turned on the computer. I hate this!
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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4a and still wide awake. Thanks for subbing, ladies! :)

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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No rest for the wicked, they say!

Got to bed around 7a, up around 1:30p. Not terribly bad, although I am more tired than I would like to be. That is just me being a snob, though.

Had some chamomille sleepy tea last night (this morning) and it put me OUT! So I will try again tonight, earlier.

Found a small obsession with Plants v Zombies on the iPad. Oh boy. If I spent half the time I spend on electronics on reading, I could be a very learned person (in more than a few ways).

Has anyone read The Eighty Dollar Champion? I was thinking of seeing if I can find it cheap on Amazon, as $15 or whatever B&N is charging is outrageous for 200pg or so, I think.

Right, that's about all. Resolving to not get on HF any more today, so ciao for now.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 11:12 PM
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Chamomille sleepy tea. . . I could use that for the nights before I have a horse show!

Yes. . . Electronics happen to do that to people :/ Real bummer. Of course, that's a hypocrtical statement seeing as what I'm doing at the moment

I've never heard of that book. . . I'm guessing it must be good though, $15 for 200 pgs! Glad you got apretty good amount of sleep, though. Keep it up! :)

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 11:25 PM
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Very good book!! It's a quick easy read.
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-21-2012, 11:26 PM
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I am an insomniac too...
I hope things level off for you soon. Valerian root works well..

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-22-2012, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well, kind of my own fault on this one. Stayed up late watching Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run. Still, I fell asleep at 5:30 and woke up at 3:30... I don't understand how my body works. Sigh.

Got The Eighty Dollar Champion for two bucks. Turns out it is nearly 400 pages which is great. Should be here Tuesday!

No more news is good news, I suppose!

How's everyone? :)

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