My Goals for 2015

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Another year has come and gone and so I’d like to use this blog post to share a few of my goals for 2015.

Skiing

As I reach a point in my ski adventures I realize that I’m getting more comfortable going fast. Even my turns are getting better! The tipping point might have been the 5 year old who shared a chairlift with me. He was a “level 3” skier from Hong Kong and shared his knowledge and goals with me. Heck , if he can be that good of a skier, so can I (Note: I have no idea the significance of a ski level but I do know there Is green, blue and black runs). So, the ski goal for 2015 is to be able to rip down a blue on Whistler and Blackcomb with ease and to at least do 1 top to bottom run on each mountain! I know that I’m well on my way!

Health

I feel as if I’m pretty healthy but I’d like to get back into a fitness routine where I’m doing both cardio and weights. Starting work at 7am in challenging for someone who likes to get her sweat on before work. Perhaps I leave my house at 5:30am and get to the gym in Whistler for 6? That is something I will try out when I’m back from my vacation. If not, I need to get in the habit of working out after work. I’m a morning person, so I might stick with the am routine. I only work at 7am 4 days a week so maybe I commit to going to the gym in Whistler 3 days a week and ski on 2 of my 3 days off?

Biking

This will be my 4th summer living in Pemberton and I have yet to do one of the things I keep saying I’m going to do. I have yet to ride my bike from One Mile Lake to Narin Falls. The longer I live up here, the better shape that I get in so this should be no problem for me. So, this summer I MUST do this! SCREW YOU ASTHMA!

Camping

Shayne and I love camping. My goals for the 2015 season is to camp at 5 or more sports that we have yet to camp in. We do plan on going to Tofino and I’d love to try out camping on the ocean. While camping, I’d like to practice my shooting (redneck, I know). I’d like a pellet or BB gun and I’ll play around with it while in the bush.

Golf

I’d like to get better at golf. My goal is to play/ go to the driving range at least once every 2 weeks.

Art

I’ve been saying this for years and now that I have a car, I can do this: I’d like to take a pottery class. I may wait until fall because when the weather is beautiful I want to be outside on my bike, floating on a lake, hiking, camping and tanning!

Career

During 2015 I hope to accomplish a few milestones in my career. I’ve been promoted to the Communication Coordinator for PWTranit which now puts be in charge of the public relations for 8 transit locations and the line of business. I’m pretty stoked. I also want to be known as the social media and PR expert in Whistler and Pemberton. I have a lessons scheduled with the Whistler Chamber and hope to have at least 3 more speaking engagements. I’d also like to attend at least 2 conferences that will enhance my skill set.

So, as you can see most of my goal are realistic and should be easily attainable. I have a supportive network of friends, coworkers and family and know that if I am focused I can achieve all that is mentioned above. What is one of your goals for 2015?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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So Full

I wrote this long post and managed to delete it. How annoying!? So, here we go again but shorter. We just got back from Kamloops and had some awesome family time! For Christmas dinner we created our own tradition for this traditional meal: fondu! Fondu also happened on the 10th day of Hanukkah…..

Here is why fondu is fantastic:

-You cook your own food.
-Minimal dishes.
-Allows you to serve many dishes.
-You get to experiment with food combining.
-There can be tempura batter, oil, cheese galore and melted turtles chocolate. Droooool!
-It’s almost impossible to stuff your face at once yet over a few hours you will be full.
-Sometimes you have to work together (remembering where you stick is, passing dishes and conversation of what to have)!
-It’s an adventure.

Here are a few moments from the night:

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Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing and that can only mean 1 thing: I’m drinking too much gin. Being a person with multiple jobs and different groups of friends, Shayne and I have been to many parties this season. Here are a few of my favourite highlights/thoughts of this holiday season:

1. Seeing a real life Elf on the Shelf at my friends house. WOW. I partly want children just for this. I also learned that there is a Mensch on a Bench of us Jewish folks playing along. Mixed marriage? Why not have both?

2. Gin and soda is a delicious drink and the lack of sugar only makes the hangover terrible instead of deathly.

3. After a fun night out McDonalds or bacon is a must.

4. I should brush my hair more often.

5. I still love cheesecake and The Black Squirrel had deliciousness.

6. Shayne’s work party resulted in 7ish mowhawks. Shayne included.

7. My mom mailed me a Hanukkah package and Shayne helped me decorate the house.

8. I still love to where high heels. Just because I live in Pemebrton doesn’t mean my footwear fashion has to suffer.

9. Online shopping for presents is both convenient and dangerous.

10. I truly love playing the Secret Santa game where you can open or steal a gift.

Happy holidays!

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Over the Rain

Missy Elliot said it best……I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN.

It is dark and wet and gloomy here. So much rain. I’d rather it be snowing. Her song isn’t fully about the rain, I think, but when I feel angry at Mother Nature I usually think of the first line of her song:

I can`t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories
I can`t stand the rain
Against my window
Because here`s not here with me

Hey window pane
Do you remember
How sweet it used to be
When we were together
Everything was so grand
Now that we`ve parted
There`s one sound that I just can`t stand

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The 4 Day Work Week

Have you ever read the book “The 4 Hour Work Week?” I haven’t and what I’m doing sure isn’t a 4 hour work week but it is a 4 day work week, which I’m pretty stoked about. So, the main reason I had to buy my car was because my hours at work changed. I’m now working Tuesday to Friday from 7:00am until 5:30pm. It’s pretty sweet because my day doesn’t feel that much longer and I’m spending NO time on the bus. I do need to wake up a tad earlier, but that’s okay. So, taking into consideration the time I spent on a bus (30 minutes in the morning and 45 in the afternoon) plus the time I spent at work before my shift, I’m not at work that much longer!

Going from 5 days to 4 days of work, my life has changed. I am only at work 30 minutes earlier and an hour later and I have gained 1 WHOLE EXTRA DAY OFF! 3 day weekends? That has never happened to me and I better enjoy them because I think I will only have them until April.

The cruise into work is spent with CBC Radio 2 and I love their Under the Covers segment! I have 20-30 minutes of awesome radio time and I feel like I learn something new almost every day!

So, the plan is to ski on Mondays but I have yet to buy a ski pass. This past Monday I went to the Scandinave Spa with a friend. Until then I’ll catch up on my reading, go to the gym/yoga and just enjoy life at home. I’ve also discovered my love for using a slow cooker! It’s only been a few weeks but I’ve noticed a big change in my life. 3 day weekends should be mandatory for everyone! How do YOU think I should spend my extra day off when I’m not skiing?

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