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  • Berton 9:01 pm on January 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    “I Think I’m Quite Ready For Another Adventure.” 

    And…I’m back.

    A good friend of mine, that I truly don’t talk with enough, has convinced me and several others to have another year full of adventures.  I attempted this on the first go aroundin 2010, and it was bomb.  I will admit that I didn’t complete the full year, which is sad, and kind of obvious due to my last post being in April of that year.

    But this past New Year’s Eve, I was looking around on the interwebs for a good quote to post for the new year of 2012 (which I don’t believe will be the last, cause Marty McFly went to the year 2015, and since when has Back to the Future led me astray?).  The quote I found was by one of my favorite bands of all time – Incubus.  ”Kiss your lover’s lips, and know that fate is what you make it of.”

    When I first read it, I chose it for the, “Kiss your lover’s lips…” line, cause that’s what you do when the clock strikes midnight.  But then I started thinking about it…this past year wasn’t my best.  I wasn’t the best student at graduate school, probably hurt my friends at times, and I know I for sure had my failures as a husband.

    But you know what?  Fate really is just what you make of it.  If there is one thing I learned growing up, it was that I was the best around.  Nothing’s gonna ever keep me down (sweep the leg)!  I need to start believing in that.  And not in a cocky, broseph kind of way.  But in a realistic “Why can’t I achieve what I want if I put my heart and effort into it” kind of a way.

    I’m a big believer in gestures; in the feeling, meaning, and spirit behind something often being more important than how the actual events transpire.  And I believe that this kind of a declaration of myself can help me get over that personal hump and start taking steps towards being a more awesome kind of person; the kind I want to be.

    Let’s go.  Let’s get it started.  And in the words of  Matrim Cauthon, “Let’s roll the dice.”

  • Kimberly Hula 12:39 pm on January 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2012, barn, marriage, Year of 52 adventures   

    This is an exercise in direct mandates 

    I’m looking at you faithful blog follower.

    It’s been sometime since we’ve all congregated to tell tale of events past, present and forthcoming.  I exhausted (see: am exhausted) my year of adventure, but that is no reason to turn down potential trysts.  We just moved.  Into a barn!  I’m learning to hard-core cycle!  I’m getting married.  In a barn!

    2012 isn’t a year of barnyard anecdotes, but it is whatever I decide to make of it.  Which is where you come in.

    Adventure or not, I implore you to dedicate yourself to something this year, if for anything, for yourself.  As mentioned in the subject heading, this is an exercise in mandate.  I’m trying demanding that you continue to do all that you do.  But, to really spice up 2012, to do it with great gusto and enriched energy. 

    Be reminded that this board serves as a maleable template.  Not into adventure? No worries!  What about a year of reading, of service, of letter writing, of thanks.  There is so much untapped potential that only YOU can see to.

    So, if you’ll be so kind as to indulge and heed my demand and be the best you can be.  I am so excited to see what comes!

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