I’m putting a lot on my plate for the coming year. Possibly biting off more than I can chew, but fortune favors the bold, right? So, upward and onward.
After 6 years in a space that has birthed the careers of a few photographers before me, I am moving into a studio of my own. I’ll still be at the Brewery… I don’t think I could ever leave this place. I’ve been planning a few other creative endeavors for the space. It is on the ground floor, so I can bring bikes in. It is high time that I match my high and mighty opinions about motorcycles, with what I’ve learned from my stint at Lambrettaworks, and the years spent keeping my own bikes on the road. That XT350 that I couldn’t give away? Time to make it a “Bug-Out Bike” and get some of that doomsday prepper money. (Should I publicly admit that?) My RD350 is also going to get a proper seeing to. Finances allowing, maybe I’ll get to run it at Corsa? (Speaking of Racing, I hope to complete a full season of sidecar racing) Fingers crossed. Also: A line of shaving accouterments has been bandied about. This is the year to bring it to market. I am also looking forward to entertaining guests…. dinners, bbq’s, and the like. This is going to be awesome.
I have a really good feeling about 2014, career-wise. Dana Harris (Editor in Chief at Indiewire) gave me the chance to shine, and now people are starting to take note. We’ve got even more in the works for the coming year, and now I’ve got Corbis on my side. I’ve got a year long membership with Agency Access, and I’m gonna use it.
Stonghold is opening in February! I’m looking forward to being able to walk across the parking lot, and get some climbing in. On Belay!
There are a few things that I need to improve upon for the coming year:
Stay in touch: Particularly, these past few months, I’ve been lax about correspondence. It gets pretty easy to just look on facebook, rather than actually check in with someone. This is turning into a pretty bad habit, on my part.
Time management: I waste far too much time, at Barbara’s, “planning my day”…. when I am actually just drinking coffee that I could have made myself, and gossiping with the neighbors. There is another habit to put in check.
Make time for canyoneering. I hit a bunch of local spots, at the beginning of the year, then got perpetually “busy”. Most of the local canyons don’t even take an entire day, so skipping out is really just being lazy.
There are a number of other “New Year’s Resolution” type things I could list here, but vanity/ego is putting on the muzzle. In a nutshell: I’m going to place high expectations on myself, because I’m feeling good enough to make all of these things happen. My life is full of awesome people, and good times are ahead. Fuck yeah!