I cannot believe it’s true, but 2016 is about to come to a close. I’ve been blogging for years, but it was only last January that Rocking E Cowgirl really took shape, and I started blogging regularly. I’ll touch on that more later, because today I want to analyze the horsey goals I made for myself at the beginning of the year.
Here’s where I stand today:
Some of my goals were easy to cross off, while others required a more momentous occasion. The horse showing-type goals were definitely low on my priority list. I don’t particularly enjoy showing, so it doesn’t bother me too much that they didn’t get done.
Looking back on my year of riding, I think I overall did well, but I did not excel. I must remind myself, though, that at this point in my life, riding my personal horses is simply not my priority. Raising my girls and building my business are my main focus. My personal horses are purely for my sanity and joy. So in that respect, I’m happy with all the time I devoted in the saddle this past year! Not one minute was wasted.
However, I have learned something from my fellow bloggers, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Making a list of goals at the beginning of the year has always seemed like enough for me. In fact, I’m fairly proud of myself for even sticking with my short list! But, after reading how Heather breaks-up her goals quarterly and L. even plans ahead MONTHLY, I feel kinda sheepish about my simple list. #simpleton
I mean, I’m just over here tryin’ to do the laundry let alone make monthly riding goals! I commend you girls. You’re amazing!
This next year, I’ve decided it will be more efficient to break-up my goals into a smaller subset, like my girlfriends of the equestrian blogosphere. But I’m not as organized as Heather, and I’m certainly not as determined as L., so I’m going to broaden my future goals based on the season. I’ll have my Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter riding AND business goals.
I’m excited about this prospect! I hope that it will help provide clarity and direction far more than my simple goal list.