Cliché New Year's Reflection and Goals
2017 has been one very amazingly successful year!
Looking back over the year, I can see that God has given far more than He has taken. For that, I am so thankful.
The year was full of amazing hikes with friends at places I have never been before. The Red River Gorge and the Smoky Mountains were absolutely amazing!
Those trail runs were pretty swell as well, though I didn't do any races. That's something I'll have to change for 2018.
Walking away from the Nook until we find our forever home spot, we have taken shelter in a camper, which is such a step up from both the tent and the Nook!
I also got my license and the trail blazer! Didn't care until now, and I never realized how liberating it is having it.
Most importantly, I've connected with some of the most interesting people I'll ever know. I've not hit it big time, probably never will (I mean, what's "big time" for an herbalist?). It's not about that. No, part of what's been so amazing are the consultations I've held that have helped people.
Being able to host my first workshop of the year was...well, I still get emotional about that. My first workshop, not a clue how to host one, and I am so thankful to those who were a big part of it. Kinsey, you're photos were such a gift. Tiffany, Kara, and Chelsey: your support was welcomed and needed. I love you guys for that and more. The others that showed up, you all were amazing. The questions, the discussions - we were all learning together and it was everything I wanted and more. I hope to see you all at my next workshop...
Speaking of the next workshop, I've already started planning the next one! Here's the low down:
I know I've been dragging my feet on turning the last workshop into an online course for those that missed it, but trust me I had to change the platform as the last one was not suitable.
Participate in more Vendor Fairs
South Shore's Heritage Quilt Festival was fun, and in my opinion, successful! Met some more wonderful people and had fun talking about why I do what I do. Letting people know that there is an herbalist in their area is so important to me because it's letting them know they have more than one option in their health and education of alternative medicine. I plan on doing the following vendor fairs and festivals, Lord willing:
As I near the end of my studies, things are getting more frustrating with making sure I earn my degree and at least the title of master herbalist. Putting my nose to the grind stone and making sure that when I graduate, I'm going out with fanfare! (Well, probably not that dramatic...)
Running More Races
Particularly my second half marathon and my first ultra.
When thinking on the latter, I think I'm going to puke...
So far, I've been knitting for about 3 weeks and I've made a few pairs of baby booties, a baby sweater, and mittens (well, still working on the second mitten). Now, I didn't say they looked good!
I want to get better at knitting and make at least one sweater each for Ryan and I. The carpal tunnel is savage right now...
So THANK YOU for one fantastic year! I'll be that person and say it:
See you next year.
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Author: Tina Potter
Master Herbalist, I've graduated as an American Healthcare College Alumnus, I've become a member of American Herbalist Guild and author of survivalist series Survival Ember co-authored by professional survivalist Kenny Dietrich of Ashland, KY. I've been beyond blessed with the constant desire to learn and teach.
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