Tonight was the 2017 Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association (AHJA) Year-End Awards Banquet. Although our show year ends in early November, the club takes the rest of the year off so as not to conflict with any holidays, and then has the banquet the following January.
Because I’m the club secretary, I coordinate with the show secretary a lot, and the two of us work together to keep track of members and points throughout the year. It works out pretty well, especially because Paige is the show secretary, and also basically my best horsey friend.
After winning four championships and one reserve out of five shows for the year, it was pretty easy to figure out where I was in the standings for my division with common sense alone. So it wasn’t any surprise to me that I’d be winning certain awards.
Happy New Year! It’s 2018 and that means it’s time to look ahead to the next twelve months, right? Actually I haven’t always been a “New Year’s Resolutions” kind of person. I think in the past I’ve been more of an “in-the-moment” type person, and although I love planning ahead, I haven’t been as structured as I could be when it comes to making resolutions and setting goals. That said, I did still accomplish a lot of “goals” last year as they came up. 🙂
This year though, I want to be more structured about a lot of things in my life, and setting riding goals is one aspect I’d like to focus on. My personal theme or motto for 2018 is “be the person you want to be”. That’s really broad and vague, but to me, it still means a lot. If I want to be a person who sets goals, then I need to put in the work and sit down and set those goals, and then put in more work to accomplish them.