Making Contact with 2016

Today I woke up, a new day a new year. But it didn’t feel real. I don’t make resolutions at the beginning of the year like many people do. Mostly because I would stick with said theoretical resolution for a few weeks, then completely peter out. And then I’d be terribly unhappy with myself. And really who wants to be unhappy? Not me. Aside from that, waking up didn’t feel like  a new year until I made contact with it.

It would have been so easy to stay in the warm(ish) house this morning. But there was that ever nagging feeling I had to get out with the horses. For some reason I knew that would bring me to terms with this New Year. Maybe I’m struggling because I turn 30 this month??

I cooked breakfast, fed breakfast, bathed  children, dressed children, drug out five hundred articles of warm clothing to clothe children for outdoor time ……and away we went.

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Boo, Me, Owl, and Bunny

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We of course did our chores first, as any good horseman does. And then we moved on to getting everybody all groomed up.

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Got my grooming face on.

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Bunny brushing Romeo.

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Owl singing to Romeo.

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Boo pretending to be working hard. And Jo photobombing her and Romeo.

After everyone was groomed up we went for a very short ride.

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All aboard Romeo

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Boo and her best friend Romeo.

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Owl.

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Bunny

After they rode bareback for awhile they ran off to play in the crunchy ice puddles while I went to get Jo.

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Me and Jo

This was the exact moment it felt like a new year! The moment my cheek made contact with Jo’s warm face. I felt my soul soar and come alive. I felt all the cliche happiness of new beginnings and hope for the future….and then I did something I never do, I made a new years resolution …….it was to do this, More of this…..connecting with my girls and our horses…..

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From the HK Bar to the World, whatever makes you happy….. Do more of that this year!

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