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. 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).
While waiting for the trailer Bear and I share a moment …
Bear demonstrates a relaxed curiosity of the trailer …
What a good boy! Easiest load he’s ever done. Just walked right in … Happy! Happy!
We’ve arrived at the farm and Bear is carefully unloaded …
We’re on the road heading east …
We head toward the barn and Bear is all ears taking in his new surroundings …
In we go to Bear’s cosy new home …
Bear’s so relaxed he’s happy to mug for the camera …
His new stall already bears (ha!) his name … 🙂
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
Well, I’m sure you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive this thoughtful note. 🙂
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
We’re home … 🙂
Happy New Year … and may you realize your heart’s desire.
Nurture what you love …
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013