2017 Goals

I'm really wondering if there's a point to writing this post.

At the end of 2015 I wanted to do YEH with Runkle. I wanted to start competing him come spring and that went up in flames. We finally started getting off the farm in the summer and I realized I had a horse whose anxiety rivaled my own. That's cool, Runkle. So I dealt with that by not competing at all and just going on really exhausting field trips to horse trials with my basket case horse in tow.

Just when he started to get his head on straight Godzilla showed up and ruined all the things.

Of course I want to compete next year, that's a given. I want to go to every stupid tiny jumper show, dressage show, and hunter pace. I need to wear my purple jacket no matter how small the venue. I want to scoot around a beginner novice or two, if Mars is in a favorable house or whatever planets need to be aligned for it to happen for us.

I'm not one for making resolutions but I somehow came up with a list of fifteen or so things I want to do next year. Maybe not exactly resolutions but more of a 'to do' list of being awesome. But I couldn't bring myself to write them down here to really commit to them.

I know this time next year I'll look back at this post and be like oh, silly girl, you thought you could nail yourself down. Why do you keep trying.

So my 2017 goal is really simple and can be applied to anything: make 2017 better than 2016.

It hasn't even ticked over yet but my personal life has had a really serious upswing (when does that happen??) so I'm actually feeling optimistic. The open ended nature of it means I can go in any direction I want. Just make it better. Make it more fun. Learn more. Be a better friend. Maybe keep my apartment less of a disaster area. Make time for the things I always tell myself I'll do 'if I have time'.

Tailgate more events, go on trail rides, gallop faster, jump higher, love harder. Just make it better.

Cheers bitches. Happy New Year.


  1. I think that this is the best mindset for any aspect of life :) Such a great way to look at things. Here's to 2017!

  2. i am right there with you. still a little too raw personally to even write out anything about goals.... but yes. i am looking forward to bigger and better and happier.

    one goal i will write down? i would love for 2017 to be a year for more blogger horsie meet ups!!! by hook or by crook lol

    1. thats the one thing i think we actually CAN control... we should start planning now ;)

    2. We always need more blogger meet ups. Hence why you should come to Rolex...

  3. Yeah! Here's to 2017!


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