I think years down the road, when I look back on 2012, I will realize that this was the year everything changed. When I started 2012, I was the chef at one restaurant here in Denver, as the year ended, I was the chef at 12 restaurants spread around Colorado. Last year on the 1st, I was a father to 2 girls, as the year closes, it is now 3. And lastly, the thought of shooting a cookbook was only a fantasy at the beginning of 2012, here at the end, photos, shot list and photo log are all fully submitted for an August publication. Throughout the year, I’ve seen great personal and professional accomplishments, I’ve been able to meet and surpass virtually every goal I set for myself in 2012 (save the smoking, still working on that one…), but through all of it, my blog, this one here, never got much love.
I’ll be treating my goals for 2013 a little differently. While I was aggressive in 2012, 2013 will be about focusing on the accomplishments of last year. I don’t want to just do my job, I want to do my job better. It is the same with my children and my website/photography. I want to work on excelling at what I earned in 2012. To be a better father, a better blogger, chef, photographer and person. That is the challenge for this year.
I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2013. I’ll be back later in the month with a renewed dedication to this site with new recipes, photos and stories.
Peace & love, peace & love,