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New Year’s Reshoelution

2 Jan


Why do people always ask about New year’s resolutions? Whenever some one asks me, I’m not really sure how to respond. I feel like if I need to make a resolution not to do something, I should never have been doing whatever that is in the first place. Despite resolutions being so cliche, there are always cool things that I would like to do, new experiences and foods I’d like to try, shoes and clothes I’d like to buy, or things about myself I would like to improve on… After the my mini holiday vacation, I’m back at work, wearing a pair of simple black Manolo Blahnik ‘Kilda” leather pumps. As my thoughts were swirling around about everything I should resolve to do this year, like losing those impossible 5 pounds, drinking more water, waking up earlier, limiting my shoe buying compulsion, I received an email about a sad story from my mother. After reading it, I thought, like the shoes that I’m wearing today, I need to keep this simple. Instead of the hundreds of things on a list to check off like I usually do, I figured I should really dedicate my thoughts this year to three simple things: being myself, thinking positively, and appreciating and loving the people in my life.

This is the sad story, which I’ll share…

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yrs. old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father……with painful eyes he asked, “Dad when will my fingers grow back?”

The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times. Devastated by his own actions…sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written “LOVE YOU DAD”…

Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life. Things are to be used and people are to be loved. But the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved. During this year, let’s be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved … Be yourself … This is the only day we HAVE.

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits they become character; Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Very Forshoenate

31 Dec


What should I be celebrating this new year? I have been on the slopes of Heavenly Ski Resort for the last few days and looking at the beauty of where I am reminds me of how life should be celebrated. On the mountain, I can’t help but reflect on so much that I am thankful for. It seems like another year just flew by… I am looking forward to ringing in the new year and celebrating it here with my boyfriend. I have been snowboarding in my new White and Charcoal Grey Snake Print Nike Vapen Boots, which I have been told by fellow boarders are “so sick.” The ski conditions are awesome, and have really been enjoying the Cartel bindings and 149 Burton Feelgood Flying V demo board I rented. Even though I usually just ride the groomed blue (easy-intermediate) trails, I realized, new boots and updated equipment make a world of difference. I am; however, breaking in the boots as we speak and it always takes a while for the boot to mold to my foot. They are an upgrade from my Thirty Two Boas that I had for the last several seasons prior, which I liked because I didn’t have to deal with tying laces. I just couldn’t resist these 2013 Nikes with the look and feel of a tennis shoe when I was due to replace my old board boots. I am happy with my new Vapens, happy on the slopes here in South Lake Tahoe, and despite the cold that has been making my hands and feet feel numb like they are going to freezing off, I consider myself very fortunate to be enjoying this time. Happy 2013! I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one.