Hard to believe it, but another year has ended and a new one started this morning at 12 AM! I've never been a huge New Year's Eve partier nor desire to pay those huge cover charges to hang out in a club with a couple hundred people you don't know. My Dad used to work in hotel management years and years ago for Holiday Inn and he called New Year's Eve "the night of amateurs!" Rather than join the amateurs, I spent the night at a friends house party and rang in the New Year with a small glass of champagne and a late night call to K. Awoke to brilliant Colorado sunshine and hit the cross country ski trails at Eldora for a day of blue sky, light winds, and rolling terrain!
I always have to laugh when I read the newspaper on New Year's Day - all the advertising is geared towards New Year's Resolutions and NCAA Bowl Games. I prefer the later myself but that's another story - GO CLEMSON BTW! Resolutions are a funny thing - it's that one time of the year people "promise" to change something in their life for the better. Although a noble idea, most resolutions are doomed to failure whether it be to exercise more, lose weight, etc.. because folks often return to what is comfortable, easy, or in most cases, life just plain gets in the way.
I prefer goals rather than resolutions - goals are often attainable and are easier to gauge success or failure against. So without further adieu, here are my 10 goals for 2008 in no particular order:
- Be happy!
- Spend time with K and her son!
- Live each day to its fullest!
- Volunteer in 1-2 organizations.
- Make a difference in someones life.
- Run the Colorado Colfax Marathon in May 2008 - brother Jim's upcoming Disney Marathon inspired me - signed up December 31, 2007.
- Stay in contact with friends via phone, email or visits.
- A safe and successful climb on Pico de Orizaba January 20-27, 2008.
- Continue good health through good eating, exercise, and mental R&R.
- Continue hiking, climbing, mountain biking, down hill skiing, XC skiing, homebrewing...and...and...
That's it friends - Happy New Year and make it a good one! Climb on!