Nina, wearing a pink jumper and scarf, lays on her stomach looking lovingly at Assistance Dog Nixon, a golden Labrador. Nixon returns Nina's loving gaze. Nina's hand rests on Nixon's identifying harness, which has been laid on the floor in front of the pair.

Reflections on Travel Challenges and Choices

Time to read: About 9 minutes 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 2024 I had plans to travel to Italy in April of this year, but I chose not to go. A colorful cliffside Italian village at dusk. The image…
Inside a large corrugated iron shed, Guide Dog Nixon, a golden Labrador, sits looking into the camera whilst wearing his identifying harness. In the background of the image, Nina sits in a saddle atop a vaulting barrel wearing a long navy coat and riding helmet. The ground is covered with loose hay.

Living the Dream

There’s something about horses that captivates me. I’ve always been terrified of them, yet I have also found myself drawn to these magnificent beasts. They are so majestic. On the rare occasion I would interact with them, they seemed to sense my fear but were intrigued. My interest grew over time to a point where I began to ponder the possibility of riding lessons.