2015 Resolutions

I’m not a huge “New Year’s Resolutions” person, however I read an interesting article that gave 4 reasons you should make a New Year’s Resolution.

So here goes…

1) Get the camera out 1-2 times per month: Whether it is to take pictures of Ruby, finding a sporting event to capture, or just getting out and exploring new areas with the camera.

2) Seek out, or initiate, social interaction: Don’t misread this and think that I’m socially inept (ok, so maybe I’m a little socially awkward). I do fine when put into social situations, however, by nature, I’m a bit of an introvert.

3) Work on my conversational Spanish: It would help me lots.

4) Watch less T.V.: So much time is wasted watching tv. Instead I will take Ruby for a walk or sit on the back porch with a cup of coffee and read a research paper (ok maybe that last part is pushing it). [Disclaimer: this does not apply to anything on tv that is sports related …. this simply means that I will stop killing time sitting in front of the tube when I should/could be doing something constructive]


5) Stay positive: I’ll be the first to admit that while I put on a great show of “life is grand” (part of that is my service-oriented training in which it is my responsibility to keep a smile on my face and not make my problems that of others), I struggle with keeping a positive outlook on life (and can wallow in self-pity like no other). So I will work on remembering that thoughts have power – so make them awesome!!

I think that about sums it up. I feel like a “thereby decree it so” or “so mote it be” should follow this up … maybe a “winter is coming” ??

BRING ON 2015!

Living the life

Living the life


The Road Less Traveled … Happy New Year!

A year in review summed in a poem and pictures.

The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Happy Trails 2014 & Bring on 2015!