Some people like to complain about the weather. I am one of those people but usually only complain when it’s cold, snowing or raining. Last week we had a huge snowstorm in Pemberton and this week was spent on the beach in Mexico. Wow, quite the different in temperature and my own mental health.
For my 30th birthday week I thought it would be fun to have an adventure and Osoyoos was where I chose to have. I had never been there and Shayne and I decided to take the camper and explore that part of B.C. We spent one night (after 7 hours of driving) in a truck stop and 2 nights at the Nk’Mip RV Park and it was awesome. The lake was pretty, the people were nice and the wine was delicious. We had a wine tour, delicious dinner at the vineyard and kept it pretty mellow. Um, have you ever tried goat cheesecake? YUMMMM. It was a great way to spend my 30th birthday.
Next time, we need to spend a few more nights there because the drive is so long and there is much more to see. Have you been?
As you may know, I LOVE to travel. I never need an excuse but this past vacation had the best reason: Alia and Zach were getting married. They picked an awesome resort and destination and I just got back from a week in Puta Cana, Dominican Republic. The resort was beautiful, the food and drinks were delicious and the people were a hoot! The day usually started off with relaxing on the beach, listening to the waves crash while the warm ocean air brushed my body. By afternoon we were near the pool……the sand gets everywhere and it’s ice to have a break. I treated myself to a massage at the spa, one day and ate steak 3 times. The wedding was magical and full of love and tears of happiness. If you ever find a love like theirs, you are very lucky! Any how, here are some snaps from my vacay. Where to next?
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!
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?
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!
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.
I’d like to get better at golf. My goal is to play/ go to the driving range at least once every 2 weeks.
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!
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!
This past weekend Shayne and myself vacationed on Savary Island. We had a wedding to attend there and saw this as the right opportunity to take a break from life. It’s a beautiful island that is a drive, 2 ferries and a water taxi away from Pemberton. It’s WELL WORTH the journey, trust me. We rented a cabin for 3 nights and spent 1 night in Powell River. Sunshine. White sand beaches. Friends. Nature. Love. Will I be going back? YES.