I arrived back from Mexico just in time to spend a lovely Christmas with my family. The tropical vacation was exactly what I needed. I was so run down before we left, and just really not myself. A lovely combination of sand, sun, sleep, swimming and blended cocktails revived me.
I had a lot of time to reflect on 2017. Initially I felt like 2017 was total crap and the worst year of my life. But after some thought, that idea proved to be overly dramatic.
There were tough things in 2017 for sure, but there was so much more to be grateful for. So instead of ruminating on the boohoos of 2017 I’m going to think about these three things when 2017 pops into my mind:
1) I rode my young horses bareback so much (which is sort of brave and they were really sensible...go team).
2) My husband and I became closer than ever dealing with the challenges that 2017 brought, our relationship has truly never been better than it is now.
3) I am incredibly grateful for my life and the people and animals that I share it with. It’s so important to enjoy and appreciate your tribe, you never know how long you get to keep them. Time is a precious thing.
As I look ahead to 2018 I’m going to keep it simple for goals.
1) Sell condo
2) Buy acreage
3) Be happy
As we prepare to re-list our condo I know real estate buying/selling takes a lot more time and energy than I originally anticipated. If the condo sells I can certainly afford a horse trailer, some semblance of a show season and more tack. Until I tick number one off the list I will hold off on making more concrete goals.
Thank you everyone for your kind words about Toby on my last post (and all the support I’ve gotten over the years). I truly value being part of such a supportive community.
Onwards and upwards into 2018!