It’s a new year. A brand new one! It’s a time for love; a time for adventure; a time for you! I am ready to encounter whatever comes next and can’t wait for this year and what it has in store for JR and me. What is it about the new year that makes us take a deep breath and think to start over? I’ve reflected on 2018 and now am ready to conquer 2019!

  • Love the people who surround you and love you. Those should be people that will unconditionally have your back. Those are the people that would drop anything in order to help you out or be there for you in the really tough times. I know who my people are. Have you thought about that? Love your family hard. Love your spouses, your girlfriends, your boyfriends, your friends hard. Spread love ultimately trumps any hate.
  • Adventure is just waiting for you to dive in. I’ve been diving in and want that to stay for my new year. I want to keep exploring, little and big. It doesn’t have to be Japan, but maybe for you, it’s hiking or stepping out of your comfort zone to be a little more social. Maybe it’s trying out new meals on a restaurant menu, or staying overnight in a new city just to explore what they have to offer. If you’re shooting for big, maybe it’s travelling around the country in your car or going to a different country. If that’s your dream, sit down and write it down. Write down your budget and how you plan on getting there. Make it happen!
  • You are important. Focusing on you is not a selfish thing. Yes, we can act selfishly out of being human, but bettering yourself will make you better for others. I truly believe this and have blogged about it once before! Self-reflect, meditate, be quiet. Do what centers you. Maybe that’s getting your body healthy on the outside or inside. Maybe that’s centering yourself spiritually and rejuvenating your beliefs. What are you passionate about? Whatever life is throwing at you, just remember, this year and years after, not to lose who you are and what you’re passionate about.

It was an awesome beginning with JR racing in Ajax Cup on New Year’s Eve! For his birthday on the third, we went to hiked to Highlands Peak for the Highlands Bowl. It was beautiful, and some even claim it to be life changing. After this new experience, I’d have to agree. The energy on the ridged edge is what drives me to keep hiking through these mini adventures on the Aspen mountains. It isn’t just the walls of white surrounding me, but the thrill of the descent, and the majesty of the Earth. The only way to the top is putting one foot in front of the other. I want to personally thank the Highland Ski Patrol for making it safe for all the skiers to participate in the Bowl! What a dream.

So, what are your aspirations or resolutions for this new year?

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