I'm not really sure how to sum up 2015. Change, excitement, stress. I don't really know. My head and my heart aren't in a place to give an upbeat review of 2015. The highlight was the birth of my daughter and that overshadows everything else. But the stresses of the year have taken its toll on me so my head and heart ache.
I've had a few revelations that have left me a bit shell shocked. Whenever I am down, thinking the worst of people, someone steps up and gives me hope again. That was the case this winter when you all stepped up to help let us open our doors to a mare that deserved a retirement. Your support financially, in kind, and with moral support are the reason that I continue even when I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
We had a fairly quiet year. Being pregnant for the majority of it and then on maternity leave (with severe baby brain), didn't give me much time to focus on the Sanctuary, other than to make sure everyone was cared for. I'm hoping to turn my attention back to the Sanctuary and look at doing some major fundraising in 2016.
May 2016 will mark 10 years of doing Sanctuary/rescue work. I'd like to celebrate this year.
So here's to 2016 being a fantastic year filled with amazing supporters and friends, deserving horses, and all kinds of fun activities to help support the Sanctuary.