I have been on vacation…sort of. It was nice to step away from having to do any writing in general, after a long semester with a ton of papers. I am pretty happy to say my grades ended up as, A+, A, A & A-. Pretty damn good (especially given the nuttiness that this semester ended up being).
School starts again on the 9th and next week I’ll be back to work, except Monday, the Nebraska bowl game is on then. This will be my last semester of college! I am so excited about that and also pretty terrified about what comes after, mainly, how am I going to find a job, and how am I going to pay for horses and student loans?
2011 was not the best year on record for me, it was the first year since I can remember that I didn’t show at least one show, which has made me feel like a total fraud writing this blog. However, with the insane amount of money that went into the truck this year, Tango’s summer of not having a right lead, and changing barns…I think I can let it go. This year, I am determined to get into my show clothes and back in the arena.
Horses weren’t the only big changes this year, Todd and my closest Indy friends moved to Florida, my best friend returned from living Japan, Grandma Pete passed on, a best friend got married, my sister announced there will be a new addition to the family, and Todd accepted a job as a freight conductor with CSX. Lots of changes!
Tonight, Todd and I will bring in the new year with friends at one of our favorite downtown bars. I cannot wait to begin 2012. This year, I will get to be an aunt, a college graduate, and returning to the show ring!
I have so many plans and ideas that I want to pursue, I have no idea how half of them will be accomplished. My first big ‘thing’ will be getting in shape so I can fit into my awesome show clothes (a goal I have not met in the last year!) This year though, I am approaching it with a new outlook…I won’t be getting in shape so I can do more with the horses, I will be focusing on getting in shape by incorporating my horses into and whatnot!
I want to thank every one who has supported this blog and made it much, much more successful than last year, I hope to expand it more and improve even more this year. I hope all of you have a safe and joyful new year.