*** apparently you need to add the new domain to your feedly if that's how you read blogs in order to see the posts :( sorry! If I'd known that I would have included it in this post, hopefully most of you caught the change! ***
After planning this for upwards of THREE YEARS (I know, I'm the worst about procrastinating), I finally got the blog refresh live! I was joking with some friends about the blog name a while back (seriously, in 2018), and we all sort of unanimously agreed that Confessions of a Dressage Barbie didn't fit (even though it was meant as tongue-in-cheek from the get go), After some brainstorming, I referred to myself as a trainwreck, and someone else shot back "yeah, a trainwreck in teal".... Light bulb moment! That's definitely more fitting than a dressage barbie ;)
|Ruby agrees, trainwreck is a far more apt description for me than a barbie. She would know, considering I love to dress her up in rainbow glitter and spikes, haha.|
I bought the custom domain in October of 2018, but I had just started a new job, and didn't really feel up to trying to deal with the headache of making the switch then. Then in 2019, we were so caught up with building the house, 2020 was *waves hands around*, and now here we are in 2021, and I finally mustered up the energy to make the switch. Honestly it took like 30 minutes of fooling around with the computer, the longest part was picking out which photos I wanted in my header image!
|Cici is miffed she didn't make the cut for the header, considering how many photos there are of her on this blog.|
Speaking of header images, check out the new one courtesy of a lovely lady at the barn where I take lessons! She is the owner of the gorgeous Friesian/QH I mentioned back in August when I spectated that show, and she was kind enough to take my jumble of photos and probably not super helpful directions and come up with this gorgeous image! Photo on the right is from last spring by my barn friend down the road, and the one on the left was taken by DH at one of my early lessons. It may not be the most technically correct photo in the world, but I love the sheer joy you can see on my face.
I had another lesson over the weekend, and have some other ride recaps to catch up on (plus step two of my arts and crafts project!) so stay tuned for updates on those later this week!