As you probably know, I’m Christine. If you’ve spent any more than 5 seconds on this website, you probably have figured out some very important things about me like…
I like horses. A lot.
I have a horse name Lucy, whom I love. A lot.
I like writing about my horses. A lot.
And then, if you’ve read my blog, you know even more about me…
I like sharing silly stories about my beast. A lot.
I like coming up with new revelations about my beast. A lot.
I like anazlying my beast’s horsenality. A lot.
As hard as it may be to imagine, though, I actually do have other interests that aren’t related to horses. For example, I play piano. I started back in 2nd grade and still am doing it now in 11th grade. And I love it! I’m now playing at a very advanced level (not trying to toot my own horn here) and it’s very rewarding! Some of the piano music that inspires me most is anything by Jon Schmidt, Beethoven Sonatas, and much of Chopin.
Another thing you may not know is that I’m a history enthusiast, American history to be exact. If I could only pick one thing to study, I’d pick history. There’s an endless amount of material to study and I feel like it has a greater purpose than just knowing a ton of facts. Like the familiar quote says, “Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it.” I feel like all the things I’m learning in history will get pulled out of that file way back in my brain and be used at some point in time…unlike Algebra.
Going hand in hand with history, I love current events. Today’s current events are tomorrow’s history so why not keep up with them as they come? Otherwise I’d be going back and having to learn them from secondary sources instead of watching/hearing/reading about it straight from the horse’s mouth (sorry…had to throw that one in there).
I also love reading. I know that’s not something you usually announce to make yourself cool, but I do. I write because I read. Unlike some people I know, though, I don’t just read anything in sight. I’m relatively particular about the things I read and how it is going to affect me. I rarely read frivolous books. That doesn’t mean I don’t read fiction, because I do, I just choose my books wisely. There’s only so many hours in a day and if I spend them reading, I better spend them wisely. What are some of my favorite books you ask? Well, I love all of Andy Andrews books, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly to name a few. My guilty pleasure? Winnie the Pooh. I know, I know. I said I rarely read frivolous books, not never.
I’m a horse magazine junkie. I’m subscribed to upwards of 8 different magazines and read them all every month front to back. What’s worse, though, is that I have a hard time parting with them. Instead they fill bins stored under beds, boxes in my closet, and spill out all over my nightstand and desk. I may have a bit of a problem.
My latest passion is sewing. When people nowadays hear the word sewing, they immediately have visions of their grandma hunched over a machine from the 1930s, tediously putting together another quilt. But sewing is so much more fabulous then that! Who wouldn’t like the accomplishment of saying you are wearing something you sewed yourself? If that’s you, I encourage you to go get a sewing machine and start playing! If that’s not you…head on over to ‘Creations’ and you can buy something I already made up. :)
And last but so not least, I love God. I’ve been raised in a Christian home and went to a Christian private school before being homeshooled so have always known God. Owning horses, though, really brings you closer to Him. You are forced to rely on Him for things you can’t control. And anybody who has ever owned horses knows there’s a lot you can’t control! My favorite verse is Matthew 6:25-34 in the Message. If God cares for the birds, how much more does He care for you (and your horses)?
And that brings me all the way back to horses. I love my Lucy Lu. I love showing horses. I even love scooping their poop! No, seriously, I do. It’s actually quite relaxing.
So that’s me in a nutshell (or should I say blog page). There’s lots more I could share, but I’ll save that for some other time. If I haven’t scared you off yet, I encourage you to pop on over to the blog and give it a peek. But only if you can stomach that much horse!