Wrote about visiting an orphanage in Cambodia, and night navigation training in Marin County.
Turned 29. Despaired.
Moved to Los Angeles and had my first taste of mountaineering in Tahoe.
Failed to talk to the girl in the coffee shop and went to the Living Desert with my Parents
Visited Santa Cruz for a close friend's birthday. Chaos ensued. Started a fiction series that sucked. And sucked. And sucked again.
Multi-Day Backpacking trip with a band of ninjas and samurai.
I stabbed myself with a Masai Spear, and then summited Mt. San Gorgonio with Les Champ.
My cousins from NY visited. I learned what it would have been like if Bryan had been a sister.
My friend Alison visited from the UK. We made and ate dessert every single day. We visited Santa Cruz and San Francisco, where Alison almost had a fistfight with "The Fury of Me." I made soap. I then got 2nd place in a travel writing contest.
I wrote a 3-part How-To guide for Amateur Boxing competition at the Art of Manliness. Spent Thanksgiving with my Parents and family in Palm Desert. Visited Hong Kong to discuss a new job opportunity.
Accepted new career offer, watched my Brother in his first MMA fight in Watsonville, visited Joshua Tree, spent Christmas with my family, and rang in the new year with my beautiful girlfriend.
- I will write in my journal everyday
- I will finish paying off all of my debt
- I will achieve conversational level of Spanish
- I will live off 50% of post-tax income
- I will drink 1 gallon of water a day
- I will sleep outside as often as possible
Thanks to everyone who followed along and commented over the course of the year. A special thanks to the following constant readers:
Riley at Wayfaring Warrior
Hanley at The Fury of Me
Barnes at Gaijin Ass
Aaron at Les Champ Elysees
Venom at Venom, Secrets and Lies
Alison at some Muay Thai gym across the Atlantic
Allison at Webster's Law
Katrina Kay at Gimme Fantastic
Juliana at Night Writings
Cheryl at Starbucks Break
Linda at Curious Notions
Clara at My Odyssey to Moderation
Bryan, Mom and Dad
Happy New Years to everyone. I hope that 2011 is a year of adventure, experience, humor and joy.