Posts Tagged ‘hobbies’


It’s almost January – let the dieting, working out, eating healthier, spending less, drinking less, and other awesome goals begin! Here’s to a good two weeks of purging the old habits and staying focused on those resolutions. Mark my words, by the end of January there will be a noticeable decline in gym attendance and longer lines at the burger joint drive through windows.

Resolutions are wonderful; however, rarely attainable. Most people make the same resolutions every year or set such high estimations of their sticktuitiveness that they are setting themselves up to fail.


I’ve never been a fan of resolutions. I have goals, sure, long term things I’d like to do or accomplish. But I don’t set out to start something new every January simply because it’s a new year. I always make it my resolution to make no resolutions. And guess what? I always reach my goal.

However, this year, I’m changing things up. I’m going to make some resolutions. I’m going to do some wild and crazy things this year. I’m not sure when, or where, or how, but I’ll blog of them when they happen. Stay tuned.


If you’re a resolution maker – kudos to you and good luck. If you need some ideas for some simple, attainable resolutions, may I suggest a new hobby? Check out the video below for an idea that might work for you.

Happy end of December dear blog followers! Here’s hoping 2017 is fabulous. And here’s to making goals you can stick to.

Do you make resolutions? Do you start every new year on a diet, determined to do better than last year? Are you searching for your inner wild child?

Word of the day: Saxicolous

Fun fact about me: I’ve grown fond of pecans since living in Mississippi.

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, December 2016. Video courtesy YouTube (Studio C)

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Image courtesy Google

Image courtesy Google

It’s that time again – time for another rousing round of What Haven’t I. That’s right, it’s the guessing game about who I am and what I have or haven’t done. This month the categories are totally random.

As a reminder, the rules are simple: Post your answers in the comments section below. Three of the answers are things that I have actually done, one is something I have not done. You can’t win if you don’t play so put on those guessing caps and get to work.

So, here goes:

1. What haven’t I attempted to play: a) Piano; b) Guitar; c) Accordian; or d) Ukelele

2.  What haven’t I seen up close and personal:  a) A corral reef; b) A cave; c) A volcano; or d) A geyser.

3.  What hobby haven’t I done:  a) Bird watching; b) Jewelry making; c) Scrapbooking; or c) Cross-Stitch

Photo by P. Rickrode

Photo by P. Rickrode

4.  What pet haven’t I had:  a) Bird; b) Hamster; c) Fish; or d) Cat.

5.  What haven’t I read:  a) Pride & Prejudice; b) Grapes of Wrath; c) The Scarlett Letter; or d) Julius Caesar.

Good luck and I’ll look forward to ya’ll stopping back on the 23rd to see how you did. Remember, the fastest and the best guesser will both be awarded prizes.

Word of the day:  Dwerger (this is my favorite word so far)

Fun fact about me:  When I was 12 years old I almost dropped my neighbor’s baby. (Yikes!!!)

Original post and photo by Jansen Schmidt (July 2013). Other images courtesy Google Images.

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