I decided to not make any resolutions this year. I can't remember one that I have actually kept, which isn't saying I have or haven't, I just don't recall.
And this year there were just too many things unresolved for me to get too resolute about any thing that might make sense to change course once the chips land and the shoe falls.
My workout routine is a perfect example.
Real Estating Our Situation
After not qualifying for a loan and therefore thankfully not buying a condo here in Atlanta, we shortly thereafter decided to stop looking to move at least for the next 6 months.
Initially we were all relieved.
There's a resolution I can get behind and make happen, sort of, to a point.
I hereby resolve to consolidate and deal with our Atlanta storage situations.That's a bit vague and doesn't include our Los Angeles unit for a reason.
We will be avoiding that elephant for the near future.
Although, with the on-going, never ending drought, my dream of buying in Mammoth Lakes, California is become just that a California Dream. It doesn't make sense to buy there for us now on more grander scale reason. Global warming and climate change have made investing in North American ski resorts a less than wise investment.
Sure Mammoth has its summer, fall, and spring recreations; and for me quite honestly they hold as much pull on me as the winter wonderland of prior years. But as far as an investment goes, well, it's a bit dicey to say the least.
Not a steadfast resolution, but certainly looking like we'll be considering other areas to buy besides Mammoth and Atlanta.
Gardens of Obsession
Actually there's a rather tremendous resolution that I have made in the last 36 hours.
That is to put aside my gardening/urban farming obsession.
I will certainly continue to support the local food, urban farm, "organic", know-your-farmer movement. I just won't be trying to be that farmer, be it in my tiny apartment or by spearheading a local community garden. I am setting aside my dream of some day having my own little hobby farm and instead attempting to narrow down my pursuits and passions in order to more fully realize some of them.
What follows is a not so little slide show and homage to my Farmer Jon stage of my life. As well as a link to a post from my previous blog site; Where in the World is Jon? A More than $64 Tomato
Apartment gardening is harder than I imagined and not nearly productive enough, particularly in these colder months.
Included in my pairing down and parting of ways is that of me and my vermiculture endeavors.
I have had a love/hate relationship with the film business, specifically in regards to the Set Decoration niche of things
I've had one foot out the door for a long time know.
But now I'm jumping back in with both feet.
More to come,
much, much, more.....