Considering last year was the first year I’ve ever written down goals for myself, I’m probably really tempting fate by doing it two years in a row. But I’m a) ever-optimistic b) dumb, so here we go.
Qualify for a Novice 3-Day – I only need one more completion, so we should be good on this I would hope.
Compete in a N3D – This is more tricky, but if I save all my pennies and the stars align just right, we’ll be in Flagstaff in July.
Place at N3D – This is taking it perhaps one step too far, but we’re gonna choose to dream big.
Move up to Training – We’ll see how the year goes, but if we’re ready, I want to do it. Granted, the tables at Training still make me want to pee myself a little. And by a little I mean a lot.
Make an actual 15m circle – Not oval. Not trapezoid. Not rectangle. CIRCLE. 15m. Not 18m. 15m. Why is 15m so much harder than 20m?
Go to at least one dressage-only show – And only whine about it a little bit. And try not to scare the DQ’s. Ah, forget that part, I don’t really care if I scare the DQ’s.
Keep Henry happy and healthy – You’re welcome for the $$$ fetlock juice, please do not require any more in the near future.
Get a 4-legged bun in the oven – pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaase?
Get the trailer 100% road-worthy – Poor Black Betty has been on hold for a while.
Be more fit – Seriously, for real this time. Henry would really appreciate it.
Be better about budgeting – If I want to go to Coconino, I have to start saving now. Arizona is far away and that shit is not cheap.
Buy a truck – Also another reason that better budgeting is required, since a truck has become necessary and my car is about to croak anyway.
Do a little better about balancing horse stuff with real life – I have a serious one track mind.
Get another tattoo – I’ve had that planned for a while.
Live boldly – We only get one go around, so might as well get the most out of it eh? I want to seize every opportunity I can and do things I haven’t done… especially the things I think I can’t. I want my default answer to be “why not?”.
Last year I ended my goals post with a quote that I thought summed up what I wanted for the coming year. I tried to do the same this year but couldn’t really come up with a good one. Instead I wandered over to my mom’s Pinterest account (which is still up, thank goodness) and found that she had made a quotes section of her own. I picked a few of my favorites from her favorites, because it only seems fitting to start the year with a little wisdom courtesy of her.