My New Year’s resolution

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The pier in White Rock, BC

It was already 9:00 o’clock in the morning and Holly Golightly and I were still in bed. 

“Today is January 1st” I thought, “the first day of a ka-zillion New Year’s resolutions made by a ka-zillion optimists.”  And although I was trying hard to be one of the ka-zillion optimists, I wasn’t convinced that I would be able to complete my one and only New Year’s resolution, which was to complete a 3 mile power walk each and every day on the Promenade in White Rock.

I have always enjoyed my walks along the shore of the ocean and never get tired of the scenery but I haven’t walked every day for more than a two or three month stretch.  There was always an excuse for not walking: too tired, too hot, too cold, too much rain, too much snow, too dark,  and the list goes on.  But this year is going to be different – I just needed to think of an incentive to keep me walking every day for a whole year. 

I fed Holly and then had a bowl of oatmeal and a coffee while watching the morning news.  The weatherman talked about how cold it was everywhere in Canada – but here in Vancouver it was 8 degrees Celsius.  I quickly jumped into the shower, got dressed and headed out the door – I was going to White Rock for the first of my 365 daily walks in 2014.

As I drove over the “hump” between East Beach and West Beach I noticed the crowds of people walking along the Promenade – there must have been several thousand – certainly more than I’ve ever seen before.  And most of the parking lots were full – I would have to park at the far end of West Beach.

Half way through my walk it started to rain but I was determined to complete the 3 mile walk.   As I walked I thought about ways to keep me motivated for the remaining 364 days but could only come up with one.  But that’s going to be a secret.

I finished my walk and then went into the Whitby Bookstore & Coffee Shop for a coffee.  I sat on one of the stools at the window and read the Peace Arch News.  Maybe I’ll send them another story to publish.  I think that I’ll send them my story about Sad Eyes…… https://danielstandrews.com/2013/09/04/sad-eyes/

Anyway, I hope that you’ve made at least one New Year’s resolution too! 

Happy New Year (and good luck)!

Hugs,

Danny

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Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).
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By Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).

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3 thoughts on “My New Year’s resolution

  1. In December, I read your blog in our local newspaper. In fact, I still have it sitting beside my computer. I don’t know anything about “blogs.” My computer skills are limited. So, I was excited when I was able to log on to your site. Today, I learned that I can reply to you…
    I’ve read most, if not all of your entries. What a nice way to get to know you better. What a sensitive, insightful person you are. (Who doesn’t love Santa Claus?)
    Thank you for your sharing your stories.

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