Happy New Year! While I sit here watching videos from today’s Philadelphia Mummers Parade (the country’s oldest – and arguably most fun – folk parade), I’m grateful for a quiet start to 2013.
Scott’s and my New Year’s Eve was much more subdued than usual as we enjoyed a small gathering over at BEaLittleWeird‘s house with dinner, boardgames and Xbox.
After Cleveland’s a Plum and @LZone‘s HollaDays Party on Sunday (see their awesome New Year’s Baby snowglobe on the left) and a very early wakeup Monday morning, I was in the mood for only a couple glasses of bubbly last night.
The upside to this is that I woke up refreshed and ready for the new year this morning.
It’s a good start especially since readiness is my theme for 2013.
I was recently reading about Ohio EMA’s Resolve 2B Ready 2013 campaign – simple resolutions that incorporate smartphones and other technology into emergency preparedness plans. (Learn more by downloading FEMA’s app or visiting ready.gov/resolve)
It made me consider whether I was ready for what 2013 will bring in all areas of my life. I’m happy to say I at least feel more ready than in years past thanks to spending much of my holiday downtime prepping for a few of my larger goals.
When it comes to my blog, I’ve been planning what new adventures I want to go on.
Last month one of my favorite Cleveland food bloggers Bite Buff asked for recommendations for her 2013 To Dine list — new-to-her restaurants that she’s going to explore throughout the year.
I love Bite Buff’s adventurousness in doing this each year – I’ve tried more than a few new restaurants thanks to her reviews.
And this year I was especially inspired by her call for reader recommendations.
So I’m taking a page out of her book and asking for suggestions on local attractions to clue into.
Although I have a few ideas in mind, I know there are plenty more out there.
If there is a museum, attraction or Cleveland experience I haven’t written about that you think I should, leave a comment or email clueintocleveland (at) gmail (dot) com.
Nearby roadtrip ideas are also very welcomed.
Thanks for being a part of the last year with me and I hope 2013 brings you joy, success and fulfillment!