Thank You 2012

I always review my year on New year’s Eve, and this year is no different.

All in all, 2012 has been a decent year. I’ve cut ties with people who were simply not good for me, gained some amazing new friends and grown so much as a person.

I learnt to be more understanding, patient and compassionate, something I knew I was lacking. I’ve also been learning how to not stress so much, even though that has been a challenge and something I hope to work on more in the future years.

I started the year feeling a little unsure and yet so determined. I still haven’t got a job but I definitely know where I want to head. Putting plans into action is 2013’s goals.

I continued to progress with my riding and began learning in private lessons in the school. I also hacked out on a two hour ride with my hacking instructor which was fabulous! I’ve become more confident around the horses and feel much more capable. I also started to feel more confident about going to new places socially. I attended the presentation night after our riding school’s Gymkana and I even won on the raffle.

I moved my sites into two places and have most of my blogs in one place now.

I welcomed my second nephew into the world. Little Leo Lion is a real character and I get on reasonably well with him. Kai’s growing up to.

Bailey and I had an up and down year but it’s ended on a high work wise so I hope we can take that into 2013.

We were on Channel 4 news as part of an investigation into accessibility to London Transport for the Olympic and Paralympic games which I was so proud of. Not only because we were on TV, although that was cool, but because I travelled and stayed in London by myself and I proved I could cope.

I also headed to London in September to watch the equestrian sports in the Paralympics. That was epic on so many levels. But it taught me you never truly know someone until you’ve stayed with them for a few days and learnt you cannot live together. Not through any fault of their own, but sometimes, you grow up and grow apart.

The Paralympics inspired me to want to compete and that’s something I hope to work toward in the new year.

I also rode other horses outside of our yard which was fun and I went bare back riding once to. Incredible experience. 🙂

I’ve also learnt, letting go is OK to do and being alone is also fine. Best to be happy than to be let down and feel more alone than necessary.

I’ve definitely grown up a bit this year and I don’t know what 2013 will bring but I’m taking each day as it comes and going to enjoy what I can. With all the worry with benefits and the increasing difficulties getting work, I’ve learnt stressing out too much will get you no where but unhappy and sad.

I can’t say I have any major plans yet for 2013, but that doesn’t mean I won’t.

Thank you 2012, you didn’t completely suck. Although 2013, a job, a horse and my own little place would be nice or at least the beginning of those plans to seed would be a start.

Everyone have a safe new year and all the best for 2013.

Hugs, MJ

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