As a creator, your audience is often the first thing that comes to mind when inspiration strikes. Whether it’s a short story, a musical piece, or a new app design, your mind immediately demands answers.
I'm 100% a supporter of "new year, new me". So it's not our enthusiasm that I'm criticizing; it's our strategy for actually making things happen. Successfully going from Point A ("new year") to Point B ("new me") clearly isn't working for most people. So I've taken a step back and thought about a few things I'm going to do differently this year to make my 2017 goals and aspirations more attainable.
With the year coming to a close, we hear the murmuring everywhere. Our friends say it, our coworkers say it, our families say it. We even say it ourselves. "2016 sucked." Sure, 2016 had a few rough patches – but I can confidently say that 2016 was the year I (finally) began to realize what it truly means to be an adult.
Maybe my love for winter is just an introvert thing, or maybe I’m just a sociopath. It’s hard to tell. Regardless, I decided to share the winter love when my brother-in-law came to visit my husband and I for a long weekend. We decided to go on a day-hike in Cold Spring, NY. After a short one-and-a-half-hour drive from New York City, we found ourselves at the base of Breakneck Ridge: a steep scramble that rewards you with breathtaking views of the Hudson River.