Happy 2009 people!
I began this post at 4:45 yesterday morning. I did not go out or do anything exciting for New Year’s Eve. I simply got the stomach flu that has been passed to every single person (save for one) on the ranch! So I could not sleep, because I was hungry, but scared to eat and I’m dehydrated from spending the better part of Wednesday night praying to the porcelain god, in between watching episodes from Sex and the City (a Christmas gift from Zach’s kids!). To make matters worse, I am really tired. Zach had this bug for a couple days, but was only sick for a matter of about an hour or so. I was sick for three or four, and his brothers, mother, and father for a couple days each. I was hoping that the generally 1-2 gallons of water I’ve been downing daily would save me from getting it, but apparently I was wrong!
This week’s Spin Cycle, thanks to Jen of Sprite’s Keeper, is all about what my plans are for 2009. Call them resolutions if you will. Regardless, 2009 is set up to be one of the finest years of my life. What will make it so great, you ask? Let me tell you!
I am really very happy with where I am in my life right now- so much so that there’s not really anything I feel I have to resolve to change. So I thought long-term on this one.
- Complain less; be content more. I am blessed beyond which most in this world are. I get to wake up every day and do what I WANT to do. And who can’t be happy about that? There is no time clock here. No one to tell me, “you can’t take this holiday”. And the happier I get in my career the less important holidays are to me. Every day is like a holiday to me, really!
- Compete more. I have two sound barrel horses; and countless horses at my disposal. This year should find me getting closer to where I want to be- on my way to the NFR. I just need to stay focused and continue seasoning horses as well as working on getting a few futurity colts going for next year. For the first time, I’ll actually be able to attend the BBR Finals in OKC, and I’ll have two horses (at the least) to compete on there. I endeavor to take my horses from where they are the moment I get on them that day and have no greater expectation for them then to make them better by the end of the ride then they were at the beginning.
- Continue focusing on the positive. I mentioned not too long ago that I am new to the glass-is-half-full way of thinking. I’ve found that when I complain less and focus more on the good in my life that I am the cheerful person my Creator intended me to be. So I will continue to work on being my bubbly happy self. I think that along with this comes the need to not take things personally too. I have been very hurt in the past by people who honestly did desire to tear me down, and I tend to over-react to things that aren’t about me, yet I take them as such. So I will continue to work on understanding that it isn’t me against the world. That there are people that want the best for me, and who will cheer me on throughout my life.
Well there you have it folks, my idea of how to have a good 2009! I’m still feeling like crap- but the good news is I now have a red kitchen! And Zach has helped paint an awful lot. That’s what happens when you buy a power roller. Tools! Men love tools. I think today I’m staying in and getting over whatever bug I have that plagues me. I hope the rest of you have a fabulous weekend and that your resolutions go as good as I intend for mine to go!