On Saturday my friend Anna and I met at one of the state parks for the annual winter hike hosted by the Buckeye Trail Association.
There were four choices of hikes, an 8 mile, 5 mile, 3 mile and a 1 mile. Anna and I chose the 5 mile. We hung out at the tail end of the group, took lots of pictures and chatted with one of the guides. He has land in the area and has some great plans for it. You could tell he is passionate about his plans for the future.
Despite it being winter the scenery is still beautiful.
And we saw many beautiful and interesting things.
I really enjoyed our hike, even though the terrain was a bit rough and I stumbled a few times along the trail, but no worries I didn’t hurt my self. I did learn one thing though,
these boots despite the fact that they are called hiking boots are definitely not meant for hiking and I am now on the hunt for a better pair of boots. All in all though it was a good day and I look forward to another hiking adventure with Anna.
I try not to make resolutions but instead strive for goals. Resolutions are easily broken and I don’t do well with sticking to them.
Goals are something I can do. I set goals last year and achieved many.
2018 goals are much the same as last year.
I vow that 2018 will be a year of change in so many ways.
I will get out and do more, the couch does not own me. I want to bring more into my life. . I will experience life instead of letting it pass me by. I hope to attend a few classes aka social events each month as my schedule allows. Travel is one thing that I hope to achieve also. Seeing new place and having new experiences is a big goal for this year.
I will find my passion and embrace it! This is an on going battle for me. I love both food and art. I want to be a part of the local art community but also the local food community. It’s about finding balance and working on figuring out which one I want the most.
I vow to make new friends and cherish the older ones. I made several new friends last year and hope to meet many more this year. This goals is a big on for me because I am such a introvert.
I will encourage others even if I am not being encouraged and feel discouraged.
I will not worry about money issues so much, sure I may not have much of it and the bills will still be there for sure but I’m going to stress less and do the best I can to get by!
I vow to be kinder to those around me and worry less about things that aren’t my business.
I will do all that I can to be the best and most authentic version of myself.
I will not take life so seriously because life is meant to be enjoyed and embraced and lived! Life is to short to wish it away and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. So today I vow to start living.