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Happy New Year and Resolutions

Hey, hello, and Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a safe and sane New Year's Eve and have fully recovered from their hangovers.

Because I enjoy setting myself up for failure as much as the next guy, I decided to go ahead and write up some New Year's Resolutions for 2014.  I have several that are sure things, but threw in a couple that will be more of a challenge as well, just to keep it interesting. So. Here goes nothing ...

1.  Run a 5K (yeah, let's just throw the cray cray one out there first!).

2.  Write more (blog posts as well as short stories, poems, and small stones).

3.  Cook healthier meals (including at least one vegetarian meal per month).

4.  Read ALL the instructions/directions BEFORE jumping into cooking a dish, putting something together, or basically doing anything!

5.  Take lots of really fabulous photographs.

6.  Read more good quality books and less "fluff".

7.  Spend more time outdoors.

8.  Be more creative.

9.  Be more active.

10.  Visit different places and try different things (also known as "get out of my rut").

So, did anyone else make any resolutions, or am I the only crazy one? Let me know, and maybe we can encourage each other throughout the year!

Wish me luck and I wish you the same! God bless!


My Word For 2014

Recently I learned that rather than making resolutions, some folks choose a word at the start of the new year. A word they will ponder on, work towards, or live by for the whole year. I like this idea, and even though I have made resolutions as well, I have decided to play along. And, my chosen word for 2014 is:


I'm gonna try to be more adventurous this year. I want to try new things, go new places, see new things, and generally get out of my rut. Of course I say this as I spend my birthday at Avila Beach (pictured above) in typical fashion instead of going someplace I've never been before like Cayucos. In my own defence, I was going to go to Pismo Beach, a place I haven't been to in quite a while, but both of the pierside restaurants I wanted to go to have closed, so I changed my mind. And, also, I did do something different by eating at a newly opened restaurant Ocean Grill and having fish tacos, instead of having a turkey sandwich at the Custom House.

I guess the moral of this story is: baby steps to change!