2013 was transformative.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

This year I ran in the Color Me Rad race. I don’t think I’ve run three miles again since then. YIKES…. Anyone feel like training for another race?

A time to make friendships, and a time to let them drift away.
A time to drink, and a time to abstain.

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Some friends rented a boat and we partied all day. It was one of the most fun times I had this year.

A time to be brash, and a time to be delicate.
A time for steel, and a time for fur.

I got a cat. She’s seen most every bar and restaurant in this city, and attended MainX24 with me. She can even fetch. And, her fur is unimaginably soft.

A time for independence, and a time for limitations.
A time for selfishness, and a time for sacrifice.

My nephew. I spent a week with him and my new niece in New York. That week made me realize that I may someday want a child of my own. I had SO much fun with those kids. Beautiful 🙂

A time to stay the course, and a time to change paths.
A time to persevere, and a time to quit.

I got a new job working at a startup. I left a job that I loved at another company. This has been the craziest year of my career, and I hope my current path will be successful.

A time to prove something, and a time to let it go.
A time to explore, and a time to stay put.

I went to the Gauley three times and R2’d with half a dozen new R2 partners. I ran the Russell Fork with people I barely knew. The Cheoah was the same. Tallulah Gorge was as amazing as ever. I learned that I am capable of more than I realized.

A time to have confidence, and a time to be afraid,
A time to watch the show, and a time to be the show.

I got in a canoe. It was amazing. I also got in a kayak, equally amazing. One of these crafts will be mine soon, and I intend to spend the summer developing this craft. My raft guiding days…. well, I just don’t know.

A time for resolution, and a time for absolution,
A time to hold on, and a time to move on.


A time to travel, and a time to stay home.
A time to party, and a time for solitude.


To everything there is a season.
Happy New Years!


One thought on “2013”

  1. It was great to get to know you this year. Gauley Fest was a blast! If you don’t raft with us this rafting season I hope to see you out on the water a lot!!

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