Typically, this would be a goals post, but goals are SO 2018. Right?

Joking aside, I was pretty torn about goals this year. I know a lot of people have forgone them this year, while others have set up broader or process-based goals.Β The truth is that even the first 8 days of January haven’t gone how I expected, so I don’t really feel like I am on steady enough ground to set any kind of goals…


So instead, I am going to talk about the things I want to focus on this year.

Fitness – This started in 2018 and has been a great addition to my regular routine. I am not setting a goal of “x” number of times in the gym each week. Instead, I just want to keep an emphasis on moving and listening to my body.


Blogging – I really LIKE blogging. I really want to get BETTER at blogging, AND AECs are in KY this year, so I even have a chance to see some of you. Blogging shall continue… but I would like to get some new media for you all.


Friendships – 2018 was a weird year for me.Β  It marked 2 years of living in KY, and I have definitely felt the loss of some of my East Coast friends. I want to say yes to more things with my friends here in KY.


Enjoying May – I want to ride and have fun with my horse. I want to try new things and be in the moment. I want to let the bad rides go easier and hold onto the good ones a bit longer. Heavy competing still won’t be in the budget this year, but hopefully, we can find some fun things to do within our budget.


Continue Improving our House – We have some projects that need finishing touches, and a lot of painting still to do. However, it has been a labor of love, and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.


And… that’s it. It’s short and sweet and without a lot of frills. I know a lot of you have already set your goals this year, so most of you are a whole week ahead of me already! Only 51 more to do. πŸ™‚

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  1. Kristy B

    Sometimes we just have to have a more go with the flow attitude…apparently this year is that year for everyone.

    1. Emily

      It does seem to be the vibe this year. I think 2018 knocked the stuffing out of a lot of us.

      1. Kristy B

        It was 2017 for me I think, and it just keeps on rolling along.

        1. Emily

          Fingers crossed that 2019 only brings you GOOD surprises.

  2. Alex

    You’re got more direction than me at this point! Good luck keeping focused this year.

    1. Emily

      Goals for 2019: BE HAPPY hahaha

  3. martidoll123

    def more direction than me!! you got this πŸ™‚

  4. the_everything_pony

    Those are good though! They may not look like typical goals, but I think they would still qualify πŸ˜‰ I think sometimes we do get caught up in goals being a “numbers game” when, if you just want to move forward, that’s still a goal, something you’re working towards. It doesn’t have to be a quantifiable number, so I think your focus for the rest of the year still sounds great! I think it’ll be a great year for you!

  5. Mulling it to Miller

    I feel you; it’s crazy to think the first week of 2019 has already come and gone! This is the first year that I can truly say I feel a bit reinvigorated and excited to see what the year may hold – good or bad, I am sure it will be interesting either way πŸ™‚

    1. Emily

      As long as we can say at the end of this year that STUFF HAPPENED. hahaha

  6. roamingridersite

    2018 was a blah year for sure. Your goals are great and I bet they set you up for a lot of success in 2019.

    1. Emily

      So far, I am 3 GREAT rides into 2019!

  7. Liz

    It sounds like you’ve got a lot of fun things to focus on this year that will lead to many enjoyable adventures. Wishing you the best!

  8. Sleepy Equestrian

    I relate to several of your sorta-vague goals! I think I’m finding that the simpler I make it, the more I tend to be happy with. Course, that could change haha. But it sounds like you have a sustainable mindset going forward and I hope that translates to a really awesome year πŸ™‚

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