Happy New Year!!
Boy, am I glad 2009 is DONE. My daughter tumbled off a horse because of my stupidity and became completely terrified of horses, sold a bucking horse, bought a new horse, couldn't load my horses, got them to load, found a melting point for my new horse, was as discouraged as I ever could be about owning horses, had my horse "talk" to me in a way that felt miraculous and my daughter got back on a horse.
Whew. Can you have emotional whiplash?
Time to move on.
It's that time - RESOLUTIONS!
I don't like to think of them as resolutions. So often they are just dreams, or goals, or targets on the horizon.
Resolution sounds like failure before I even begin, frankly.
So here are the 2009 Targets I've got:
Attend 2 significant (multi-day) clinics. One locally, one in NM (Right, Carmon?)
Work with my horse 3 x a week, even if I can't ride.
Remember that horses are a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Accept that and don't take it personally.
Be present. Be where I am. Listen when someone is talking, stop over valuing multi tasking when it comes to family and friends.
Write. A lot.
And on the giving up list: No more casual TV (only movies with the kids), no more candy bars (I made it candy bar free in 2008 but have totally lost it in 2009), Fast food limited to 1 x a week.
Things I want to do, but never manage: Get organized. Print my pictures. clear off my desk at the start and end of the day. Clear off everything on the kitchen counters.
Hmmm. Maybe I better hang on to those candy bars...
Wishing everyone a goal achieving, target hitting, resolution keeping 2010...