2015 Goals

It’s now January 2015, which means a theoretical new start, and new resolutions and goals to be made. Some of the below list should be completely do-able, others, a little more dreamy but possible if luck stays with us and we’re dedicated to the effort. Here’s our list of hopeful accomplishments for the year!

For the Horse:

  • Here’s the big one! Move up to Training!
    Aiming for a May unrecognized horse trials at CHP. By then I hope we can come to grips with jumping more consistently again (boo daylight savings time) and hopefully have some Training CT’s under our belt. Date may move because, well, horses.
  • Increase strength in haunches
    Cavaletti work here we come.
  • Walk-Canter-Walk transitions
    which hopefully leads to….
  • Lead changes?
    Maybe! But it also leads to…
  • Completing a Second Level dressage test with a score over 63%
    A lofty goal for sure, but might be possible by the end of the year, if our schedule works out.
  • Get a 7 on a lengthening
    Which is going to be hard for my pony.. but we’ll try!
Preparing for Training, I hope.

Preparing for Training, I hope.

For me:

  • Be a better competitor
    By this I mean, get to the damn warm up ring with plenty of time, get to the start box with at least 1 minute to spare, put together a first-aid kit just for shows
  • Stop over-thinking the distance
    I’m irritating the you-know-what out of myself for overanalyzing the spot- looking forward to hopefully not doing this so much in 2015
  • Stop overthinking people
    Let it go, let it go!
  • Insert annoying weight-loss resolution here!
    I’ve got a beach vacation in February (hopefully) and a sexy bridesmaid dress in April- motivation!

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For the House:

  • Granite countertops in the kitchen!!
    Please happen! Because I’m. So. Excited.
  • Aerate + seed front and back yard
    So we’re not the worst lawn in the neighborhood
  • Paint upstairs hallway
    Because red wine stains are not the color-du-jour
  • Paint the NC State Room
    Let’s face it, the Carolina room should never have gotten that much of a lead.
  • Be better about blogging about the house!
    Since 2 posts a year kind of makes the blog’s title a joke.
Better grass for Drake, please.

Better grass for Drake, please.

Happy 2015 to all, and may you accomplish all you set out to do this year!

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13 thoughts on “2015 Goals

  1. I hope you devote a post to aerating and seeding the yard because that’s on my 2015 list. I think. Our lawn that was gorgeous 4 years ago is a dog disaster zone of mud and weeds and mole holes. (I know I need to kill the moles, but it makes me a bit emotional!).

  2. You’re brave for putting down house goals. I have tons of stuff I want to do, but finances always seem to get in the way so the goal this year is to get the finances in enough order to accomplish house goals next year. Maybe? Hopefully?

    • Houses and horses are both kind of scary to put down goals for, since goodness knows that the things that can go wrong probably will. Case in point, we sprang a leak Christmas Eve- so roof issues may quickly eclipse my dreams of kitchen beautification. But, I like to write my goals down anyways because it gives me something to work towards!

    • Hopefully it will be a great year for us! And if not, there will be plenty more embarrassing stories to tell!

      Who am I kidding, there will always be more embarrassing stories to tell. And gifs. More gifs. 😀

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