If I learned anything in 2013, it's the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Here are my 2014 resolutions, which will be much easier to keep:
- Get more exercise.
- Eat healthier food.
- Spend more time with family and friends.
- Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Don't let the past prevent me from living fully in the present.
- Have more fun.
Here are highlights of my 2013 adventures:
|Getting a tattoo--a paddling dragon!|
Now I carry my dragon boat paddle everywhere!
|Facing a wall of mirrors in a belly dancing studio,|
and enjoying learning to move my body--
and to love my body.
|Pushing myself to my physical limits while |
paddling a dragon boat with the Mighty Women.
|Trying downhill skiing again after age 50. |
My only other experience, at age 19,
was scary and a disastrous blow to my confidence.
|Learning to shoot a bow like Katniss of "The Hunger Games."|
|Paddling a handmade skin-on-frame kayak with Kirby and|
other paddlers on the Colville River near where I grew up.
|Sleeping in a teepee!|
|Convincing fellow Columbian reporters to paddle with me in|
dragon boat races on Vancouver Lake.
|Having adventures with my daughter, Katie, including meeting |
Spock, Kirk and tribbles at Trek in the Park with Holly and Charlie.
|Playing an African djembe drum in many gatherings, including|
around a campfire and under a full moon with other musicians.
|Learning to swing dance with Kirby at a crowded pub,|
We were the only couple dancing--and people applauded!
|Paddling a kayak on a blue-sky day |
with my pal Patty Ingraham.