Happy New Year!

Wow- the start of a brand new year! As always, I’ve found myself wondering where the time went. 2009 for me was an absolutely incredible year. Half of it I spent doing a Discipleship Training School with Youth with a Mission (commonly referred to as YWAM) in Maui, Hawaii. There I spent three months in a time of intense lecture, and the other three on outreach in Southeast Asia. I still cannot believe that I, of all people, got the chance to go to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia! It was a trip of a lifetime. It was extremely hard but incredibly amazing. That six month experience was one I’ll never forget.

And even though it was only six months I feel that that’s what’s consumed this past year. The months before and month afterward were spent raising support for it and/or thinking about it. It’s crazy!

So hobby-wise, I haven’t done a whole lot this year! XD Well, I did attempt to keep this blog of mine updated, and sold a few halters and sets of cowrie shells, which, even though little, was horribly exciting! Thank you so much, to those who have ordered from me. And also a huge thank you to those who read this silly blog! I am thrilled with the hits I’ve been getting lately. 😀

Now that I’m back home, I’m picking up where I left off in the model horse world while I try and figure out what’s next for me. I spent the majority of today finishing up a halter order, (which will be shipping out soon!) while thinking about New Year’s resolutions and what sorts of resolutions for the hobby I’ll make, and actually keep, this year.

Every year I seem to resolve the same thing for this hobby: make more tack and get more shelving! And sadly to say I don’t always accomplish that… but this year will be different! This year I WILL figure out a better storage solution for my ponies, and I WILL make more tack.

And non-hobby related, I’ve decided that 2010 will be the year of getting all those bothersome little things DONE instead of putting them off even longer. For example, boxing up my bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and sending her to their hospital to get her legs put back on.

She’s been legless for so many years now and I don’t know why anymore. But seeing as I’ve had her since I was 8 (when my family took a trip to Vermont) AND the factory offers free bear-care (haha…) why not?

Also, how about framing a picture my dad got me when I was ten, freeing it from the cardboard tube it’s been trapped in for ten years now? Little things like that, you know what I mean?

Unless of course, life somehow manages to get in the way again. It’s a start though. 😉


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