A Chapter Ends; Another Begins

Happy New Year, everyone!!!

It’s January 1 and today is traditionally the day when millions of people all over the world set down appropriate (and some inappropriate) resolutions and goals for the year to come.

Have you set yours? If so, something wonderful, I hope. Something that takes you toward a bigger dream and helps you to realize your heart’s desire.

For this is what I have done.

Yesterday, I closed a chapter on my life, and began another.

I could almost feel the page turn as I loaded Bear onto the trailer and drove the 10 minutes to his new home.

Our world is expanding. I’m a step closer to my dressage dreams. I’m getting a peek at our potential and we haven’t even had a lesson with our new coach yet! It’s so exciting!!!

And perhaps Bear can sense it too.Β He was such a good boy throughout the entire shipping process. (My thanks to Rick Lehman for his calm and gentle manner with my horse).

At the new barn, after an initial survey of his new stall and a little snorting and blowing at the unfamiliar pelleted bedding, Bear settled right in. No drama or hysteria. He immediately felt at home.

I groomed and fussed over him as I would normally so the routine felt familiar, and he was his usual sociable self.

The barn manager made us both welcome and has been most supportive and accommodating as I’ve made the transition during the past couple of weeks.

When I could finally pull myself away and leave Bear to acclimate to his new digs on his own, I felt totally happy and at peace with my decision to move him.

And then, last evening while I was hunkered down to celebrate new years by myself (my social life has been non-existent this Christmas due to the adrenal fatigue) I received this lovely note by FB message:

BEAR says hi Mom!

I ate all of my dinner and licked my bowl clean. I really enjoyed the beet pulp. I slurped it and slurped it.

I’ve been meeting my new friends and introducing myself. Some have really funny names and hard to pronounce … what does ZU ZU sound like

Love you

BEARΒ β™₯β™₯

Well, I’m sure you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive this thoughtful note. πŸ™‚

And another:

Those people just came and fed us all again!!

I’m going to eat my late dinner and call it a night

It’s cold outside but snuggly and warm in here so I feel like I’m all set for a good night’s sleep

Gnight mom



We’re home … πŸ™‚

Happy New Year … and may you realize your heart’s desire.

Nurture what you love …

Horse Mom

Β©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

17 thoughts on “A Chapter Ends; Another Begins

    • Thank you. It was a lovely surprise to find the barn owner is just as creative in her enjoyment of horses as I. Makes life so much easier. πŸ™‚ Every change requires adjustment, and I can feel little percolations inside as I orient to my new surroundings. But I figure if Bear can do it, so can I. More on that next post … Nurture what you love, Dorothy πŸ™‚

  1. Bear is beautiful!! – #GorgeousCaptures

    It sounds like you have exciting opportunities and times ahead for you in the coming year.

    The beginning of this year has been to work hard to focus on how we can give to create joy and a difference. A fundamental part of this for our family was sitting down to take a look at our finances. Assessing those areas where we have been frivilous and using those resources to better provide for others and create meaningful experiences.

    Thanks for sharing and providing me the opportunity to share with you πŸ™‚



    • You’re welcome. … It’ always good to assess, from time to time, what is and isn’t important in our lives. Resolutions are only one part of the equation and are so easily broken without the right motivation. I wish you well in the year ahead with whatever your heart sincerely desires. … Nurture what you love … Dorothy (and Bear) πŸ™‚

  2. P.s: I brought in the New Year watching Lincoln while seated in My Recliner (Garfield – yes I named the chair)….

    P.P.S – Love the Bears new minder, Wendy went to the trouble of flicking you through a note on Facebook. I think you made a great decision – he is in the right place πŸ™‚

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