First off, CHEERS to 2018!!! Who’s excited?!? Time to make those resolutions! Set goals!! Makes plans!!!
I can’t lie. This is just not my game. Thinking about new years resolutions drives me to drink.
Don’t get me wrong, I like lists. I like to plan. I like to organize. I think I am suffering from 2017 PTSD. Yup. All the unexpected setbacks in 2017 have me a bit hesitant to set goals for an entire year. To try and plan it out perfectly on paper. I have this inkling that to do that would just be asking for trouble. I think I might even have become a tiny bit superstitious. The horror, I know. I can’t help but feel that if I put my plan into the universe, the universe will say, “hold my beer”.
Every time Rio is doing super well- something seems to happen to derails our goals and set back our timeline. He is doing SO WELL right now that I am basically always looking over my shoulder, always waiting for the other shoe to drop. When MM calls me I always have this tiny stab of panic. What if she is calling to say something is wrong with Rio? This is why I need a drink as 2018 rolls around. Or maybe 10.
That wine glass is about the right size.
But all joking aside- Rio is doing awesome and I am very excited to continue growing our partnership in 2018. I don’t have an A show in the immediate future, but I think we will go to a large schooling show held at one of our local A show venues (Texas Rose Horse Park) at the beginning of March. If all goes well this year I hope start doing some hunter derbies at some of the schooling shows. They usually offer some prize money, and look like a ton of fun. I also plan to go to as many A shows as my schedule and budget allows, continuing to gain experience and to refine our show ring ride as we go.
I do really enjoy reading all of my fellow bloggers goals though! Keep it up guys, and more power to you!
p.s. Despite my efforts to not think about it- I am counting down the weeks until my Voltaire arrives. I was told 10-12 weeks is the usual time frame. 4 weeks down, 8 to go. UGHHH. So much for not thinking about it!