Winter in the Upper Midwest sucks. There’s really no other way about it. Sure, the snow is sparkling and magical and whatever. It also gets dark by 4pm, temperatures often stay near zero for weeks on end, and the whole season is about four months too long. Really, if we could have a white Christmas and New Year, then we could skip straight to spring in January, if I had anything to do about the whole thing.
But I don’t. So instead, I will make it through this winter by setting goals. Goals are great. I’m very goal-oriented in all aspects of my life. Give me a goal and I will hunt it down until it’s
Goals, Winter 2016/17 Edition
- Read the USEA rule book, in full.
- Take at least one lesson per week; try to average two dressage and two jumping per month
- Stay on track with Riding Book Club to get the most out of each lesson
- Blog twice per week
- Continue chronicling my foray into evening with monthly installments on Eventing Nation (see the first one here)
- Run three times per week, building up to 5k
- Budget and save for competitions
- Sell all the stuff I don’t need anymore
- Then find a new saddle [crying face emoji]
That seems like a pretty good list. It should all be very achievable and having it in writing means I’m more likely to stick to it.
What are your goals for the winter? How do you stay motivated during the worst season ever?