This year has been a difficult one in many ways (I swear, our animals took turns getting sick or injured all year long!), and has seen a lot of changes for me (such as my nanny job -- technically, I started it at the end of 2011, but in 2012 it really became a part of me). Of course, the biggest difficulty, and the biggest change, was losing our dog Grace a few weeks ago. We went to the vet today to finally pick up her collar, harness, and paw print, and it was harder than I thought it would be.
Thinking back on 2012, and looking ahead to 2013, has me thinking about the things I want to do differently in the coming year. I definitely want to make more time for my horses, as well as for my writing, both of which have often suffered from my busy schedule the past year. Grace being gone has -- bittersweetly -- freed up some of the time that I spent on regular appointments and general care for her, and to make some more time I think I will just have to start being a little more selfish about what I commit to. I have to make sure I still take enough work to make money, of course, but there are various other time-sucks that I could pare down (a prime candidate being Facebook) in order to make better use of my time.
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