For those new to my blog, celebratory activities over the past year have included:
- traveling to Belize with a group of dear friends
- running my first 50k event - the Wascally Wabbit 50k Run
- participating in the Cabot Trail Relay for the first time
- discovering the joys of trail running
- savouring time at the beach
- traveling to Paris, the UK and the Netherlands
- (re-)learning to ride a motorcycle
- participating in NaNoWriMo and finishing a draft of my first novel
In thinking about the coming year, I realized that most of what I aspired to do and become could be summarized in one word - creative. So - ta da! - my word for 2013 is
CREATE intriguing stories, beautiful photographs, and memorable mealsAs I reread the list, it seems just a tad ambitious but, since this time last year I could never have imagined how far my commitment to celebration would take me, I'm hoping my resolution to create a creative life holds the same magic.
CREATE wonderful memories by traveling to new places, tackling new running challenges, and spending more time with loved ones
CREATE new habits that include eating less meat, drinking less alcohol, running smarter, and reading more
CREATE new connections and opportunities to take both my day job and other activities in new and interesting directions
CREATE a more fearless version of myself by doing things that take me outside my comfort zone (think motorcycling and skydiving!)
So, dear readers, what are your New Year's Resolutions? Were you able to keep last year's? What do you hope your life will look like when 2014 rolls around?
In closing, a few snapshots from my last long run of 2012 which I completed yesterday afternoon - as inspiration for those who still aren't sure they like running outside in winter. Yes, Janet, I mean you! :-)
Happy New Year, everyone!
|Lake Banook on a cold and blustery but still beautiful afternoon|
|Something about the light made me take this one|
|The harbour as the sun began to set|
|Looking towards the harbour mouth|