I don’t usually do a roundup post when a month comes to a close, but January felt like it deserved one. Typically, I’m not a fan of the first month of the new year. All the excitement of the holiday season has ended, it’s cold, and it’s hard to get in the groove again. For me, January is the perfect month to be in hibernation mode, which is kind of what I did this year, too. But, still, it felt different than in years past.
For starters, this January was not only kicking off a new year, but also my business. Launching in November, it felt like we were already in the holiday season, and people weren’t in a hurry to think about next year yet. So, I had some time to really dive into what I wanted to do with my business, network, and make connections. It’s been great getting to meet other like-minded people through social media and in person, and that has been helpful as I’ve been drafting my business strategy.
The other reason this month felt different (and maybe slightly more invigorating?) was because I ended up riding a lot more than I had planned on (which I’m so thankful for!). When I returned to riding in the spring of 2022, I definitely did not think I would ride through the winter months. I have never particularly enjoyed riding when it’s freezing out, but when you have your own horses, you do what you gotta do. Thankfully, this January was mild with the exception of a few days here and there, making riding an enjoyable endeavor. We even had some days where the ground wasn’t frozen and I could ride outside (heaven, for equestrians).
Aside from those things, I felt incredibly productive all month (which, for a caregiver, is saying a lot), and it seemed like things were moving right along. While I didn’t go into the new year with a ton on my agenda, January proved what can happen when you don’t plan and just let the Universe do its thing. I’m so grateful for the exciting opportunities that have emerged (some I’ll share more about soon), and I am looking forward to seeing the momentum continue to build this month.
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