Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fall Back, Bounce Forward

Fall back.  Bounce forward.  This seems to be the story of my life.  It is most definitely the story of the dogs lives.  One thing I have learned over the years is that you can't change the past.  Make your peace with it and move on.  Quite literally, it is what it is.

One thing I've been pondering is how to improve.  The quality of my life.  The quality of the dogs lives.  The quality of the horses lives.


In 2015:


  • Go to Yoga.  Regularly.  
  • Investigate a course or two to pick up.  Ideas I'm tossing around are Canine Massage Therapy, or even another Masters.  Maybe even a PhD.  Something to stretch my mind.  I've gotten obsessive compulsive with investigating peer reviewed research regarding dog nutrition.  
  • Ride.  Run.  Work Dogs.  Do things I love.  These things make me happy.
  • Make regular trips to different places to work the dogs.  Ken and I talked about Diva and her not listening to me.  He raised a good point.  Tessa had had way more consistent work at his place before her first trial.  I need to get back into that groove.
  • Continue with the agility "cross-training".  It makes the dogs happy and gives me something to do on long dark evenings.  
  • Commit to entering trials and clinics.
  • Continue to ride Marnie.  Refine her skills to turn her into a killer arena horse.  
  • Maybe, just maybe horsey babies?  We shall see.  
  • Whiskey - help her over the rainbow bridge before winter 2015.  On this I won't budge.  

1 comment:

Liz Stout said...

Cheers to a new year!