Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 New Year's Resolution

I don’t have many New Year’s resolutions for 2013. I guess the biggest resolution is to focus on fundraising so that we can bring in an old horse so she/he can live out their retirement with us.  I’d say that’s my biggest goal for the Sanctuary this year.
In other years, I would normally have a few additional goals but having a four and a half month old makes it hard to have resolutions and goals. My goal is that I survive each day.
We were in Tractor Supply on Monday and I found two horse books on sale. I’ve wanted to go back to college and pick up an Animal Science degree or at the very least pick up the Equine Management minor but working full time, running the Sanctuary full time, and now having a baby doesn’t make it possible. So I decided that my other New Year’s resolution would be to read one non-fiction horse book a month. That goal might change into every two months or just a horse-related book every month. We’ll see how much time the Bear and the horses give me to sit and read.
I’ve learned a lot about horses in the last few years after meeting so many horse people in our community. I’ve gone to a few clinics over the years and met a bunch of very knowledgeable horse people. But I don’t want to stop my education there.  I need to expand my knowledge and try to better myself.  It’s a bit of a vague resolution but if I can read an educational book about horses once a month, I might be able to retain at least a little bit of that knowledge and apply it to the Sanctuary. That’s my goal anyway. I’ll try to post a “book review” when I’m done so that you too can see what I’ve learned. Call it a pop quiz if you like.  There’s no sense in having the knowledge if I can’t share it with others.

So in a nutshell, my 2013 New Year’s resolutions include:
·         Fundraising
·         Monthly book reviews

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