Happy 2015!

Happy New Year, friends! 2014 was a great year, and I’m excited for 2015.

I accomplished exactly zero of my December goals. But I’m currently full of optimism for the new year and what I can accomplish. Here’s a smattering of goals in no particular order:

  • Read 50 new books this year. I tried this year last and fell just shy- I read 41. I’ve got a “to read” list that’s about 40 books long; unfortunately, my local library doesn’t offer any of them as e-books, so I’ll either have to spend money, find different books, or take myself to the library to check out hard copies.
  • Ride 4 times per week. This is generally pretty doable if I get myself out of bed at 5 AM or so. All the riding will be good for me, and good for the horses.
  • Complete Couch to 5K (again) and complete a 5K. I finished the whole 9-week C25K program last summer and promptly stopped jogging once I got a job. I don’t really enjoy running, but I definitely enjoy it if there’s some kind of end game like a 5K. (Plus, t-shirts!)
  • Compete in a recognized event with Gina. This goal is a little trickier, as I don’t have a trailer to haul myself to shows. The only recognized event in Oklahoma is a 2 hour drive away; the closest events in Texas are 5+ hours away. I don’t want to ask a friend to haul me that far and none of my friends have bumper-pull trailers. However, Johnny and I are diligently planning for horse trailer acquisition soon.
  • Enjoy the wedding process. I’m a party person. I’m a people person. I’m thrilled at the prospect of celebrating the Kentucky Derby with friends and family. But I’ve done a terrible job of enjoying the process of planning the wedding. Between now and May 2, I want to become more involved, think of it more positively, and be grateful that I get to have such a cool wedding.
I’ve enjoyed reading about everyone’s 2015 goals! I’ve always loved New Year’s- it feels like a time to reset and refresh. I’m wishing y’all all the best this year, and can’t wait to read about your adventures.


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