Already into 2014 almost a week so I guess it’s time to guess about what the year will hold. As I stated in my look back at 2013, it was a year of changes. 2014 will hopefully be a bit more steady. What is on the horizon?
Babies, Babies, Babies – There will be at least three new additions to my family this year in the way of babies. Two of my cousins are having their first kid (one in March and one in July) and my sister is expecting her second. Thank goodness Sippies is within walking distance.
A Home? – My living situation in 2013 was pretty much like playing musical bedrooms. I know how my own place in a neighborhood I’m really enjoying. I still need some furniture and art pieces but I’m going to put those together slowly and take the time to make the right decisions. Hopefully I’ll be here awhile and it should really start to feel like home in about 2 to 3 more months.
Healthier Choices – “I’m going to lose X pounds this year” Bullshit. I’m just going to focus on making healthier choices, physically, mentally and emotionally. They gym is now across the street so I have no excuse for not making it over there at least four days a week. I need to work on my eating habits and bit and find a way to lower the amount of frozen or fast food lunches I have during the week.
Community Involvement – I hope to find more and more ways to contribute back to the community that gave me so much growing up. Since homo adults are still not permitted in the Boy Scouts, I’m going to have to find other avenues.
An Election! – This year will be a midterm election and although my may curtail my ability to comment, I’ll still be watching it closely. I had a pleasant surprise this past week when I got my new voter registration card, I’m still in my old Assembly District (apparently I didn’t pay close enough attention to redistricting).
A Car of My Own – I should be able to pay off the Mini this year which will be a nice bonus each month when there isn’t a payment. Drinks on me? More like, more money to save for potential homeownership. Isn’t growing up grand?
Work – My new job continues to challenge me in new ways. Do I miss being in court all the time? Yes. But the new gig presents many new challenges (a lot more variety than criminal work and frankly more nerdy law stuff) and plenty of new opportunities to grow in the profession. I look forward to spending more time in places like Elko and Winnemucca, helping my client make a difference in those communities.
Time to roll up the sleeves and get cracking…bring it on 2014, bring it on.