It is hard to believe I am sitting here looking at my expectations for 2015. My husband was remembering the last time we celebrated the New Year in Reno (a former annual tradition). It was the 2000 Millennium. We watched as we marched into a new century and it is amazing that was 15 years ago. So much in our life has changed, changes we never anticipated, changes we hope for, and changes we wanted to make. But now as I stare at a new blank 2015 year of “365 days” (what I have seen ALL over FB posts), I am putting together my expectations for the coming year. Why expectations?? I think goals leave room for failure or an excuse for when you don’t achieve them. To me “expectations” mean I expect to accomplish, achieve, or finish these goals. So here are a few expectations for 2015:
1. Let some things go. I know this may sound cheezy but I need to let some things just “GO”. I want to take this year and try to repair or rekindle some relationships I had in the past. Things happen. People say and do things. You never know why someone does something to you, but I need to just “Let it go” and try to move on (Darn Disney movie…)
2. Increase number of heifers calves born on our farm. This is the way we expand internally and now with our new calf barn, this will be so much easier. A good calf raising facility makes raising calves easier for everyone!!
3. Learn to Artificially Inseminate Dairy Cows. I want to learn this for a variety of reason. A few a obvious – 1. Help increase the number of pregnant cows in the herd. 2. Help my husband. 3. Because I want to be able to say “I Can Do It!!”. This one will be a tough one to accomplish. It involves time away from the family but if I can swing it I want to learn.
4. Increase the visibility of the farm. This is the year to start the publicity for the farm. I’ve got the farm logo, now it is time to take the next steps. It is going to be fun to see where we can take this. Luckily I have kids that help this “techie” challenged mom and hopefully do it right!!
So as we steam into 2015, I hope all your dreams come true. As for me and our family, we will be hard at work trying to meet or surpass my expectations for the year!! Lots of hard work ahead but I would definitely not have it any other way!!