Befitting in many ways, my family and I began the New Year at “The End” – Montauk, New York. The farthest eastern part of Long Island and New York State. Most of you would be more familiar with its neighboring villages, The Hamptons. This time of year the billionaires are somewhere south and it is off season, but off season is exactly what we look for when we want to decompress from living in NYC. Its become a tradition for us to escape there right after Christmas to just hang out and not worry about to do lists and daily routines. We were lucky to witness crisp blue skies and empty beaches which made for beautiful pictures. I did not have to alter these pictures to get these blue and taupe tones, this is just how it looked. Yes it was freezing! But we weren’t looking to go sun bathing or swimming with the Polar Bear Club, we did however see a surfer go out in full wet suit, to each his own!
I never really make new years resolutions, I feel like I’m constantly trying to improve and organize my life anyway. This year I have made two that I really hope to keep. I want to pick up the phone and call my friends more often. For a while now I’ve chalked it up to being too difficult to find the moment when the kids aren’t screaming and when my at home schedule syncs with my working friends schedule to attempt calls. The truth is none of us can “find the time” so I’ve decided just to make it. Even if I just get their voicemail. Besides, a 10 minute conversation is much more fulfilling than sitting down for an hour to compose an email in which I blubber on about my life. Secondly, I am spearheading an enormous project to convert our home VHS videos to digital and create mini movies from them as well as our hundreds of already digital clips. I have a good feeling that once I just get started on this project it really wont take as long as my procrastination on it has.
“Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.” – Anonymous