We made it. We got through another holiday season with all three wheels on the asphalt. We have carved into the proverbial sunset of 2012 and are headed into a fresh new day, month, year. At this point of new beginnings I can’t help but think about the past and the future full of Trikke rides and carving friends. I also think of wins and losses, goals and dreams.
While I’m thinking of wins and losses, I must report that I did not win the Photobucket photo essay contest with my entry “Adventures with my Trikke.” I did have a fun time putting it together and who knows, maybe there is another newbie enthusiast that has come from it. To view the $25,000 winning entry, check out Photobucket. The winning entry on befriending a wild horse, is really a touching adventure, even if it has nothing to do with carving.
And for an actual win, I recently had a poem published in a handsome anthology by Silver Birch Press. The anthology is entitled “Silver” to celebrate its silver anniversary as well as silver being the subject for all the submissions which include poetry, short fiction and plays. The writers are from across the U.S.A. and U.K., with many located in my town, Long Beach, California.
So what are my goals and dreams for the year besides riding Black Birdie? One of them is to publish more poetry. Eventually I will create a chapbook, which is a small book of poetry usually from one author and printed by a small press (of which there are hundreds across this country alone).
I personally have a lot of work to do on myself this year. I let myself go the last couple of months and now I have a hill to climb to get back to my last plateau. So another goal includes getting my ride up to 10 miles and also eating whole foods. I have found, the hard way, one cannot live on marshmallows alone.
I know I am not alone in this sentiment. You will not be alone in it either when you start to notice all the folks asking about your shiny exercise machine at this time of year. I plan to give them the low down on the carve up, and to do that I need to get out on the trail. Will I see you there?
So those are some of my plans for this new year. I hope your plans include lots of carving, and lots of reading Trikker Chicks and Chickklettes posts. Happy 2013!