Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Next Chapter

When you see my blog pop up in your feedly list and when you visit the site itself, you'll notice that while the URL is the same, the blog is no longer In Omnia Paratus. While In Omnia Paratus (Latin for "ready for anything") is still very much a strong motto for my life, after 10 years it is time for the next chapter of this blog. 

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I started In Omnia Paratus at the end of college in December of 2010. I didn't know where I was going or what my future entailed at that point in my life. In Omnia Paratus was a perfect name for a new blog whose author had no idea what direction life would take her. 

In Omnia Paratus saw me enter the professional work force, get my first horse, sell my first horse, be given my next "project" horse, buy my second horse, be given a third, bring home a new puppy, move to Canaan, get married, and build my little farmette in the mountains of West Virginia. In Omnia Paratus chronicled the trials and tribulations of training Griffin from the ground up to putting him under saddle for the first time and bringing him along to be the horse he is today. In Omnia Paratus followed my journey with Q from anxiety-ridden quasi-impulse-purchase as an endurance hopeful to our first 100 mile attempt and completion of the Old Dominion 100 mile ride. In Omnia Paratus followed along as Stanley became mine to care for and not just "that horse I loved as a teenager". In Omnia Paratus followed my stories, adventures, revelations and epiphanies about dogs, horses, and life for all of my 20s. 

But now my life has entered it's next exciting chapter. Enter: Starlight Lane Farm.

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Many of you followed along last year as Starlight Lane Farm evolved from a dream to a reality. From ground breaking to barn building to bringing the horses home and figuring out life as their sole caretaker. It's been an adjustment I have willingly made and enjoyed each step along the way. 

My adventures will certainly continue, but they will be laced with the new underlying adventure of owning and managing a small piece of land high atop a ridge in West Virginia. Fun new topics like land management, jump building, trail maintenance, barn hacks, and further education in equine nutrition will appear in this space. I'm excited, and I look forward to continuing to chronicle my adventures in this little space of the internet. 

Welcome, friends. New and old. 💚

24 comments:

  1. I'm sad to see the old name go, but how exciting is this new chapter!

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  2. Such a pretty view in your new header! I came across your blog not too long ago and have enjoyed reading about your farm. A while ago I also found myself in the position of becoming my horses’ sole caretaker, and I would absolutely do it again. I’m always looking for ways to make things more organized around the barn, and I’ve also become more interested in nutrition as my horses have gotten older and can’t eat hay very well. Taking care of them myself has made it easier to do a lot of soaked mashes with additional supplements. If you have a chance, I hope you’ll do a nutrition post about what you feed. Best wishes for you and your horses as you move on to the next chapter.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience! I'm glad to hear it's not too burdensome to give them the best senior care ever. I'll have three before I know it I fear!

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  3. Love the new name and psssst you need a farm logo for Reasons!

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    1. I want one! I just havent settled on what precisely yet. I need to put all of my ideas on one piece of paper and brainstorm.

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  4. I can't wait to see where the blog goes next!! I love your farm, so pretty!!

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  5. Amanda is right,you need a farm logo. I love the new name!

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    1. I know! I need to do the work and spend some time on it. Do you have one?

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    2. Yes I do. My daughter is a graphic artist and designed one for me

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    3. Here's a link to it: https://journeywithadancinghorse.blogspot.com/2013/08/whats-in-name.html

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  6. Noticed the new banner a few days ago and loved it. I've been thinking of how to re-vamp my own blog to fit my current life. I've been under "harnessphoto" since I was in high school, and under A Collection of Madcap Escapades for over a decade. But so far nothing has jumped out at me...

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    1. I have always loved the name of your blog. It's so all-encompassing and perfect for your various adventures.

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  7. YAY!!! You know I recently re named mine after the farm too and it feels so amazing to do so. I love your farm and love reading about how you are managing it all.

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    1. Your change was a big motivating factor for me to go through with my own!

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  8. I love the name of your farm and I really look forward to reading about all the adventures you have with it!

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  9. Love the new name! Looking forward to reading about your continued adventures...

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  10. I'm excited to be here for your next chapter!

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  11. A perfect new name for an exciting new chapter!

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  12. aww I LOVE it. And am looking forward to the next at least ten years!

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  13. I'm excited for your next chapter! I love learning about your awesome little farmette!

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