Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bye Bye 2013 -- Stay the Course!

One last glimpse of our beach to ring out 2013
Since I've started running, almost every run begins with AC/DC's "Back in Black" blasting through my earbuds. It's a bit of a tradition for me, oddly enough as someone who's no longer into tradition. Late afternoon today, I went on my last run of the year. It was a perfect as perfect could be. The requisite music was on, and as I ran past Pop's house he was at his spot, waving to me. I waved back. A few deer skittled by as the miles peeled by. Several osprey were calling so loudly I actually could hear them over the scorching iPod. The winds picked up and cooled me off on an overly warm and humid evening for this time of year. I sprinted, I walked, and I just ran for a while. It was so good.

I knew with every passing second how great that moment was, nothing slipped by unnoticed.

New Year's is again upon us. These past few months at time went tortuously slow, while others went tortuously fast.

This was not an easy year for us at Deer Run, on a business level and a personal level. Then again, we're no different than most people, who DOESN'T have their ups and downs in life, right?

I don't make resolutions. I set intentions. For me, I intend to stay the course for 2014. This involves activism, work, fitness, food, acts of kindness, and pretty much every other aspect of my life.

Way to be.

I'm not sad to see 2013 go away. There's a few weeks I wish I literally could wipe off the year, they were that bad. There's a few weeks that were so good, I wish I literally could re-live them exactly as they were, they were that good.

Life without peaks and valleys really wouldn't be much fun, would it?

I wish you all a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

As always, I keep my faith that more people will choose veg in the New Year, and with every compassionate forkful, the world is that much better.

Blessed Be!

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