After more than 20 years in technology and entertainment marketing, followed by 7 years of writing and consulting for the Aging in Place industry, it is time for the next chapter. During the past 6 years, my childhood passion for horses was not only prompted, it was fully engaged. At age 52, I've become an active dressage rider. I once again have horses. And this year, I became the stable "manager" for the new barn on our six-acre property, -- read as: I clean stalls with my incredibly supportive husband, endlessly sweep away hay dust, attempt to manage to a budget (the single most difficult thing for all equestrians -- because, you know, vet bills & cute riding outfits) and I attempt to wrestle with one horse in particular who hates the hoof pick. I had truly forgotten how physically demanding, mentally challenging, oddly creative and spectacularly rewarding the art of horsemanship can be.
With horses as the literal wake-up call that sets my focus each day, my hope is to more formally apply my writing and marketing expertise into a mentorship for the equestrian business owners, rescue services and therapeutic equine facilities that are currently in my orbit. Why? Because the pro bono and volunteer work I've done in this space so far has felt like "home".