Cheers to 2019 – the best year of our lives!

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I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2018 already! It’s been a totally unpredictable year. Not at all as I imagined when it started.

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I started out purchasing a future Tevis Horse, that wasn’t even halter broke. I worked with him thousands of hours, literally.

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I had the biggest garden I’ve had so far. I should say the biggest that I designed, planted, and managed by myself. In the process I made it a priority to learn more about propagating fruit trees, that was incredibly rewarding, and something I’m definitely doing more of in the future.

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Then there was this crazy Carr Fire, raging close to the house I lived in. Living with my bags packed the whole summer, and constantly updating myself of the best escape routes was stressful. Somewhere around July it started to become a challenge to live a zen filled life.

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It was about this time my daughter visited her father, and his new family, and expressed a wish to spend more time with them. Which lead me to move to Las Vegas. Since her father lives in the area.

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I am doing my very best to find the right balance in the city. The first two months I barely slept at all, not being used to the noise of the city, and I worked way to much. I have a better balance now, and make sure that I get out in nature every week. I am the glass is always half full kind of girl, when I’m not happy with something, I believe it’s my responsibility to change that. The close proximity to amazing nature helps me handle the fact that I’m constantly surrounded by the buzz of the city. I don’t know where my garden is going to be this spring, or how big it’s going to be. I don’t have a horse right now, and I’m definitely going to have to do something about that….when the time is right.

It’s been an intense year, in some ways. I would say that I am proud over myself for overcoming the challenges I faced, while staying happy. Because as I am ending this year I am immensely happy. Happy and hopeful, feeling that 2019 is going to be the best year ever.

Do you make new years resolutions? Do you keep them? For how long do you keep them?

I like to have written goals to work towards. Challenging, but realistic. I’m going to keep my resolutions simple. They are not new resolutions, I just fine tuned the ones that I found most important to me. Here we go;

Exercise 5 times/week.

Eat healthy (lots of organic fruit and vegetables.

Start growing my own food again.

Explore at least 3 brand new hiking trails/month.

Improve my photography, make time for it every day.

Write a minimum of two blog post/week.

Be the best mom I can be to my amazing daughter, whatever that means.

 

I have more goals, and wishes for the new year, but they are more difficult to put down on paper. I’d love to here about your resolutions, if you have any. Or your expectations, and dreams for the new year.

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I took the photos in this post yesterday, at Exploration Peak Park, here in Las Vegas (NV.) With exception of the first photo of me, that photo is from a Christmas lunch last week.

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With this I’ll leave you to your New Years celebrations. Cheers to 2019, the best year of our lives!

Love,

Ms Zen