It’s 2014, and there is much to say. Since I wrote last, we left Cincinnati and met my family at the beach for a few days, then returned to Atlanta just in time for NYE. December was wonderful, but also way too much. By the time we got home I was so glad to sleep in our own bed. I am grateful, though, for special memories made with both our families this holiday season. I think another reason this season was a little overwhelming for me was due the excitement pending in the year to come.

There is quite a bit I want to do. It will require a lot of courage, discipline (in abundance) and focus. A lot of people I know don’t do resolutions. They think they are doomed to fail. Even a lot of what I set out to do will change a little, and some will change completely. Personally, I do really well with the “reset” state of mind of January. In fact, I thrive on short-term and long-term goals. They make me excited about my life.

While I’m not going to share what my resolutions are this year (unlike years past), I will say this: I’m ready to do some life-changing projects. I want to make even more opportunities for myself through creative pursuits. I am dedicated to giving them my all. I want to write and make stories that you will never forget.

Also through these projects, I want to explore and absorb new environments and people like a sponge. I want to make a point of appreciating experiences as I’m living them. I want to also enjoy my time alone, of which there will be a lot of as I plug away.

Happy New Year to YOU, my friends, who are always there with me… I hope I’m there for you as well. 

A few fun things:
Better Half is now open in ATL! Our friends Zach & Cristina will rock your world. Plus, the branding was done by James!
-James has officially launched The Sipologist. If you love cocktails, then stay tuned!
Bubble is an official selection of the Dam Short Film Festival in Nevada! Found out on New Year’s day. I hope it is a sign of the year to come.

2014 Resolutions

2014 Resolutions

James & Cilantro

James & Cilantro

Mom & the Bean

Mom & the Bean

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve

James with his awesome mom :)

James with his awesome mom 🙂

West family picnic on the beach!

West family picnic on the beach!