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I'm a veterinarian in progress with a passion for public health; infectious disease control and prevention; and large animal medicine.

My less scientific side enjoys:

horseback riding writing sarcasm yoga fashion goofiness travel photography food novelty music

This blog is an amalgamation of things that I find to be enjoyable, interesting, and important.

LoVe LiKe CrAzY

Some of these pictures are mine, some are not. I don't take credit for the latter.

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring the moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your sorrow, have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed for fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life from it’s presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon…YES!
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you are or how you came to be here. I want to know if you can stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me what or where or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in empty moments.”

The Invitation, Oriahe Mountain Dreamer
I need to find a place around here to learn how to do this!

I need to find a place around here to learn how to do this!

SO powerful!

SO powerful!

WOW… GOAL

WOW… GOAL

speechless… this is SPELLBINDING 

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speechless… this is SPELLBINDING 

I definitely thought this was photoshopped at first glance… now, where can I find a class like this?!?!

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I definitely thought this was photoshopped at first glance… now, where can I find a class like this?!?!