It seems like equine bloggers are really good at setting goals and achieving them. My hopes and aspirations are usually a much more abstract brush stroke that consist of ideas and thoughts that I might consider pursuing rather than a categorized list. Probably because I’m lazy.
Although when I do decide to pursue something, I definitely fall into the all or nothing category. I don’t believe in half-assing anything. So I thought I might make a few broad stroke goals for 2017.
- Compete in a rated dressage show.
- Compete in a working equitation show.
- Be more creative (play my instruments more or start drawing again).
That looks pretty good for now. Let’s call them a short term goals. I have no clue if I’ll even like showing. I don’t like being in the spotlight but I want to push myself out of my comfort zone. My motto this year is fake it ‘til you make it, which served me well when I was working in the make-up/prop industry.
I do have a few long term goals that I never really like to commit to paper because failure to complete the big goals can be demotivating. So move to a new place, get a new job that pays better, and lose weight are all amorphous wishes that I chip away at slowly.
I spent 2012-2015 putting all my energy into others and I felt really good about giving back. Then I spent 2016 hating myself for not prioritizing what was important to me. 2017 is definitely going to be the year where I focus on what I want and making sure I’m my number one priority (hence jumping back into equines full tilt).
I’m really excited to start focusing on horses again and I won’t even feel guilty that putting my horses first is wildly selfish. But before I buckle down and spend all my spare time with my hooved beasts I’m going to take a trip up to Vancouver to see my BFF and a few other friends I miss.
EDIT: Screen grabs = win. So much for using MS Paint to crop.