Starting Fresh in the New Year


As much as I love putting up holiday decorations, I also enjoy putting them away. The space seems lighter (and inevitably cleaner, as I dig into those nooks & crannies).

A year ago I made a resolution–it’s time to put some TLC into this website and start blogging.

And with the exception of a busy last month or so, I think I’ve done a fairly good job keeping that resolution. Because here we are, 92 published posts later. I admit, while not all posts are literary gold, I am proud of myself for keeping up with something I set out to do.

2013 was also year of the chef. From creating a winning dish in the Maptia competition, to a knife skills class at Sur La Table, I’ve had a lot of fun exploring new foodie horizons. I made an entire meal consisting of recipes from Eric Ripert and I tried my hand at Seaweed and Tofu Beignets. 2013 also consisted of several foodie events like the 4th Annual Taste of Pearl, the Colorado Music Festival’s Music Mash-Up and happy hour, an evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert at Macy Auditorium, and the BBQ Class at Lucky’s market.

It’s been a delicious year.

Now we’re into 2014, and my main resolution is to get back on the caballo (so to speak) and really become fluent in Spanish. I’ve talked about it before, and unfortunately my efforts dwindled the last 6 months of the year.

With a little one on the way I’m sure my list of resolutions will change as the man and I grow accustomed to sharing our space with a new little person. But what exciting changes that will bring!

What’s your new year’s resolution?