“Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul …”

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When I started my own website/blog, one thought I had was, “Who wants to read my unpolished ramblings?!” Maybe no one, but keeping tabs on goals, plans, etc. were enough rationale to get the ball rolling. And for what it’s worth (for me), I can look back and see how things have been going.

Two years ago, at about this time of year, I resolved to focus on fly fishing in California as a goal for 2016. Within weeks, I was in Nicaragua, and within months, I was in Alaska, and things didn’t slow down much after that. Despite failing with my goals, I’ve remained  intent on having some degree of focus on my home waters. So perhaps 2018 is the year.

I’m not one to simply make annual resolutions for the new year. In fact, every day I make a list of goals. However, new year’s resolutions are useful for taking a bigger look at goals. Here’s what I’ve come up with for 2018:

Focus on the surf

I already have plans to travel, but the challenge of chasing stripers in the surf remains a game I want to focus on. Living about 20 minutes from the beach, there’s no excuse this year.

Take environmental activism up a level

These are critical times. Have to.

Write more

This is a creative outlet for me. I’ve been comfortable writing for blogs. Time to finally get back to writing for print.

Fitness

I am bionic. This has kept me from being 100% on the water. I need to correct that. My goal: Be fit enough that I can lift weights in jeans and Timberlands.

Here’s to 2018.

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