As you've all probably noticed, I've been awfully MIA these past few weeks. The reason is simple: school. As you may or may not know, I am finishing my last year of high school right now. And as if that wasn't hectic enough on its own, the system here in Slovenia requires us to take some sort of graduation exams next month, which consist of 5 subjects (slovene language, maths, english + two subjects you can pick; I have biology and psychology). My final mark of this school year and of the past one will be counted together along with my scores on these graduation exams to calculate (in some weird way I don't understand) a sum of points from 0-100. These points are then used to rank students on a national level, and these points decide who gets to be accepted into a certain college. Obviously, the more points you have, the bigger chance you have of getting into the college you applied for. Meaning, I must do pretty well on these exams if I wish to go to my desired college next year, as the number of people they accept is pretty limited. I've applied to study biotechnology, and it's really the dream college for me, since it has stuff I'm interested in and it's located 500m from my doorstep - I absolutely have to get in. I will (most likely) finish this school year with a GPA of 4.5/5, which is literally the highest it has ever been, and the preparations for the graduation exams are going extremely well (I've only been neglecting psychology a bit - I should actually be studying it right now, instead I'm here, typing this), but all of this takes an INSANE amount of time. And guess what's the first thing I have to cut off from my daily activities? That's right, it's the internet.
I hardly have time to log in here, and when I do, I'm usually in too much of a rush to reply to most things. So from now on I will only be replying at the absolutely most urgent notes and comments. As for the event I'm hosting, it has been extended for another month. Why? Because that's when I will be done with graduation exams (sometime around 20.6.), and when that's over I will have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD. LITERALLY. FOR 3 MONTHS I WILL BE TOTALLY FREE.
(with the exception of pole dance and riding, that is.. )
And as far as riding goes, it seems that I have finally found a horse for me. It's a mare I've known for 3 years now, as she belongs to a friend of mine. Her owner got a new horse recently and doesn't compete her that much anymore. Also, her mother, who was supposed to ride her, now has severe health issues and won't be able to ride anymore in a few months. So, we came to agree on a part time loan; I will ride her 3 days per week and compete with her (to the best of my abilities). She's extremely powerful (ripped off all skin from my ring fingers in just 30 minutes), has lots of scope and loves to go forward .. that last one can be a bit of a problem too, as she can be so strong it's impossible to get her back. However, I've done a good job controlling her and we had a solid tryout, no refusals, no rails, more or less no problems. Even my friend's trainer (who will now be training me as well) thought it went well, and thinks I'll be able to click with the mare. Right now in the middle of exams, I ride once a week, or once every two weeks, just so I slowly get back into the swing of things ... I'll start training regularly after the exams, and we'll see how it goes.
(sorry for crappy pictures. The friend who took pictures of us riding hasn't sent me the originals yet, so I'm lucky to even have taken pictures of the camera preview hahah).
Also, at the college I applied for, you can choose "sports" as one of the optional subjects. And guess what sport you can choose? Yes that's right, riding! Apparently, the university works together with some stable somewhere that has Lippizzaners and you get to ride there. Also, they have the "advanced" team, which then goes to events and represents the university. How cool is that?! Dressage with some Lippizzaners! Hell yeah! I hope that one works out too, I'm not one to turn down any sort of riding experience
So, I guess what I'm trying to say here is ... wish me luck guys. And I'll see you all properly again in about a month.