Its New Year 2022. Normally on the run up I consider last years resolutions and wins and think about the coming year. This year I considered it but didnt write it down here.
For me, last year was a year of lows and resounding highs for Ducky. It started with a kissing spine diagnosis that floored me but gave me some answers, a change of coach, a start of rehab and then back to work. Our highest high was the Ruth Allum horse trials clinic in October.
In November we moved barns to be closer to home and ended the calendar year settled and back in my groove with a plan for 2022 to include:
1. Theme - relationship and results (this extends actually into all aspects of my life)
2. To place overall at Horses at work hunter shows at 2'3"
3. To attend another horse trials clinic, or two, or three....
4. To compete at pre training level at CNHP and Hobby Horse.
We managed to also put in a new kitchen that just needs its island, thats currently in boxes waiting for installation. Its the first kitchen I have ever managed to pick myself from the floor to the cabinets, to the beautiful countertop and the backsplash tile that we picked to compliment it. The wall between the kitchen and living room came down and a cased opening put in its place to create a great room. We were able to pick Benjamin Moore paint in White Sands and Sea Salt. The overall finish is amazing and its not even finished. Once the island is in, pictures can go up on walls again. Its been an exciting, sometimes frustrating process (Thank you Covid delays)
For this coming year we have on our list the following:
1. complete kitchen
2. retrim all internal doors
3. put in new bathroom door
4. Refinish kitchen table and chairs
I am so very hopeful that we can actually go on the booked vacation we have planned, but nervous that it simply wont happen. In the meantime I am feeling grateful for all I have, my friends and family and my life generally.