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Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year!

Hey, Folks!

Remember me? The girl who promised that she'd start blogging more consistently, did it for like two weeks, and then disappeared again? Yeah, hi. When I said that, I had forgotten that holiday season makes my family into a pack of crazy creatures that run around like chickens with our heads cut off. I'm back, I hope, for a while, now.

So, first things first. Happy New Year! I can't believe how fast 2009 flew by! A year ago tomorrow, I left for my course at the Parelli ISC. That's mind-boggling to me. Seriously, where has time gone?!

Regardless of that, 2010 is looking to be a big year. What are your goals? Do you have something you'd like to accomplish with or for your horse? With or for YOURSELF? I'd love to hear about it! Feel free to share!

Here, 2010 is looking to be the year of my dreams. I didn't blog about this earlier because I still had details to work out, but I feel pretty confident in sharing now. My parents and I have been talking, discussing, and making plans, and as of right now, I'm in the process of putting together my application and audition package for the Parelli Externship and Parelli Professional program! No idea when I'll be going yet, but there is positive motion in the right direction. I will definitely keep everyone posted. Besides this, I'm also going to try to begin the process to become a Certified Equine Podiatrist through KC La Pierre's school. That'll be another pretty hard-core commitment, so if I don't get through it this year, I won't be broken-hearted, but it's a focus point for me, anyway.

Besides all that, I have some personal goals, and goals to accomplish with my horses, as well. They are listed below:


*Graduate Level 4 with Prin
*Bring Crest into Level 4 in all 4 savvys
*Finish teaching LB to drive
*Buy a truck (I've got a trailer, but nothing to pull it with!)
*Earn my 1*, perhaps my 2*
*Build my business


*Grow first and foremost as a learner. 2009 was a challenging year for me as a learner. I'd like to improve my ability to handle feedback, as well as to learn and see the good in negative experiences.

*Grow as a teacher and inspiration.

*Share what has been shared with me

*Lose 10 lbs. My Wranglers should not be fitting as tightly as they are right now!

*Develop and grow as a trimmer and photographer. These are good trades and abilities to have. I'd like to continue to learn about them, and possibly add them to my list of services :)

So there is a list. I'm not going to put a timeline on myself or my horses this year, but I'm not going to forget or give up on these things, either. It's a balancing act, and I strive to be centered!

So, here's to a savvy new year, and I'll be better about blogging now that life is not so insane! Don't forget to tell me what your goals are for the year!

Savvy On!!


Alayna said...

Way to go girl! Sounds like you have a wonderful plan. So far my new year's resolution is to blog more...we'll see how it goes.

Anonymous said...

Dang, you have a trailer already? That's awesome! I had no idea! Tell us about it, lol.

Shelly said...

I love this, very inspiring! Keep on blogging!

Virginia said...

Look forward to hearing about your year! Good stuff I'm sure.

ParelliGirl said...

Love it! Alrighty-my goals for this year...stop being so task orientated and just have fun with my horse! Think about what I say before I say it. Those are my goals. :)

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Virginia said...

you're doing really well at updating your blog for the new year.....*ahem* lol

Anonymous said...

HI Fran!
I've bee secretly stalking you on facebook and your blog! XD
You are very inspiring and I'm very proud for you, even though I don't really know you and you don't know me, you are inspiring!
Now if I could just figure out what I want to do with my life and apply your detemination and enthusiasm I'll be on my way!

Some goals for me and my horse is to:
Pay off my Arabian!
Take more lessons!
Get confidence to work with other horses!
Have fun! (this is actually quite hard for me.)
Save up for a truck!
Unofficially pass level one, hopefully level 2!
Meet amazing people!