Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday week and that this year is starting well for you. I was one of those people who couldn’t quite figure out what day it was all week last week, slept in, and was most unproductive. While I’m slowly getting back to my routine, it was nice to have a week “off.” I decided to take some time away from the blog and unwind as we went through the holidays, which I knew would be hard for me this year while I wrestled with my grief. However, I’m grateful for some new traditions that I was able to make and for my clients and friends who went above and beyond to make sure I celebrated the holiday in some way. For their kindness and concern, I am most grateful.
Now that 2024 is finally here, I’m not quite sure how I feel about the new year. In some ways, I’m glad we turned a corner, and I feel ready to tackle the things on my to-do list, but I don’t feel ready to start working on setting goals or intentions for the year ahead. I guess I’m easing into it, but I can already feel that this year is going to be about transitions. At the start of it, I’m wrapping up my second round of Camp Clarity with my business coach Diana Davis, and I’m still settling some estate matters on behalf of my late grandmother. I’m excited about two new partnerships that I’m looking forward to sharing more about soon, and I’m thinking about what I want my life to look like now that I’m not a caregiver anymore (although I will forever be advocating for ways to improve the lives of current and future caregivers in this country).
I recently rounded up my top Instagram posts as we closed out 2023, and as expected, all nine of the top posts were highlights from my barn days. I’m looking forward to continuing to spend time at the barn this year and connecting with my fellow equestrian friends (stay tuned for an invite I’ll be sharing for those who may be heading to Florida for the winter months and looking to network).
So, as we ease into the New Year, let’s remember that we don’t need to have it all figured out on day one (or two or three) of 2024. Let’s be conscious of the fact that there is beauty in the unknown (and also changing our minds). And more importantly, let’s remind ourselves that the most significant thing we can do in any year is to be present.