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.

Author: Stephanie

Equestrian, amateur cook, people person.

15 thoughts on “Happy 2015!”

  1. Great goals! I have a tip for the wedding planning process..lots of wine. And try to get out of town a few times if you can close to the wedding date.

    1. Getting out of town sounds like a great idea- I think we're going to shoot for catching a basketball game in Memphis in the spring, although I'd personally like to go to Rolex the weekend before the wedding.

  2. Awesome book goal, good reads asked me today if i wanted to set myself a challenge. I love reading but between work, ponies and all the fab blogs I follow i don't get much book reading done anymore 🙁

    1. I love fantasy novels and sporting biographies, and not-uber-trashy-romances, and YA fiction & any hung equine related and and and so many reading loves. I just don't seem to have enough hours in the day…maybe when I am living alone again I'll have more time to guilt freely get lost in books. Will have to have something to fill my time when I'm too broke to go out & spend monies 😉

  3. I'm so going to try to track the books I read this year. That sounds super reasonable. Good luck on the riding and running goals! And I still love living vicariously through your wedding planning. 🙂

  4. good luck with your goals!! and trailer shopping is definitely exciting!!! 😀 i was on a great reading kick for a while when my mom had a book store that i could treat like a library.. now not so much. sigh…

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