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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Peace Like a River

Happy holidays everyone! 



I arrived back from Mexico just in time to spend a lovely Christmas with my family.  The tropical vacation was exactly what I needed.  I was so run down before we left, and just really not myself.  A lovely combination of sand, sun, sleep, swimming and blended cocktails revived me.




 
I had a lot of time to reflect on 2017.  Initially I felt like 2017 was total crap and the worst year of my life.  But after some thought, that idea proved to be overly dramatic. 


There were tough things in 2017 for sure, but there was so much more to be grateful for.   So instead of ruminating on the boohoos of 2017 I’m going to think about these three things when 2017 pops into my mind:

 
1)      I rode my young horses bareback so much (which is sort of brave and they were really sensible...go team).







2)      My husband and I became closer than ever dealing with the challenges that 2017 brought, our relationship has truly never been better than it is now.




3)      I am incredibly grateful for my life and the people and animals that I share it with.   It’s so important to enjoy and appreciate your tribe, you never know how long you get to keep them.  Time is a precious thing. 




 
As I look ahead to 2018 I’m going to keep it simple for goals. 

1)      Sell condo
2)      Buy acreage
3)      Be happy


As we prepare to re-list our condo I know real estate buying/selling takes a lot more time and energy than I originally anticipated.  If the condo sells I can certainly afford a horse trailer, some semblance of a show season and more tack.   Until I tick number one off the list I will hold off on making more concrete goals. 




Thank you everyone for your kind words about Toby on my last post (and all the support I’ve gotten over the years).  I truly value being part of such a supportive community. 


Onwards and upwards into 2018! 

32 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great vacation and it was just what you needed. 2017 had its ups and downs but that's life. On the whole I think you did a great job with your horses. You really don't give yourself enough credit for all you've accomplished. I like your goals for 2018, my favorite is ... be happy!

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    1. The vacation was so wonderful! Thank you for your kind words, 2017 was tough but I think it made me stronger :)

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  2. Sometimes a vacation is just what the doctor ordered. I'm glad that things are looking up.

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    1. Definitely! Yeah I lots of exciting things to write about in the next few days, 2018 is off to a good start :D

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  3. I'm glad the sun and sand made a difference. I'm so sorry about Toby and all the other crappy stuff, but it sounds like you are in a better place now to tackle 2018. I hope the new year is a great one for you and all your furry family!

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    1. It really helped! Thank you, I am missing Toby a lot for sure. I have a good feeling about 2018 :)

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  4. Sounds like a nice tropical vacation was just what you needed! Glad you're seeing the positives in a trying year, and I love your goals for 2018!

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    1. It was so awesome! 2018 is going to be great :D

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  5. What a great perspective:) what more could you need when you've got love and pohnies. Still fingers double crossed that darned condo sells!!

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    1. Exactly - love and ponies are all you need :D Yes I sure hope so too!

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  6. What a great spirit you have! I think 2018 will be amazeballs for ya. Looking forward to all your adventures!! ❤️

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    1. <3 thanks! It's going to be a good one :)

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  7. Glad the time away did you good ;) and wishing you the best of luck in converting that condo into an acreage this year!

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    1. Yeah me too, was a big help :) Thanks!!

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  8. I am very sorry about Toby and am glad that you were able to go have a nice vacation after so much stress. Wishing you all the best in 2018.

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    1. Thank you, I sure miss him. The vacation was a nice break. Wishing you the best in 2018 too!

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  9. I like your positive spin on this year end review. Here's to achieving your goals and continuing to find strength in your tribe in 2018. I look forward to following along! Also, a trip to Mexico sounds perfect right about now.

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to focus on the good stuff from 2017 (there was a lot!). :)

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  10. I'm so glad to hear the time away was good!

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  11. Glad Mexico was just the reboot you needed! Can't wait to follow along in 2018. Fingers crossed your condo sells soon!

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    1. It was needed for sure! Yes I sure hope the condo finds it's new family soon :)

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  12. Sometimes we all just need a tropical vacation to set us right. :) Cheers to 2018!

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  13. Cheers to 2018 and fingers crossed for all of your goals to fall into place so you can buy your acreage!

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    1. Thanks! 2018 is going to be a good one :)

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  14. Fingers crossed on selling the condo and buying acreage!

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    1. Thanks! I have a good feeling about it :)

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