Smell Ya Later 2016!

Cheers 2016! 

Cheers 2016! 

Each year I write a New Years resolution post. You can read my previous posts here and here. This year is no different. Despite what everyone has said about 2016, it wasn’t all bad. I mean, it isn’t like the universe imploded and we all died. Of course that could still be a possibility. I’m slightly convinced that David Bowie’s omnipotence was holding the universe together, and it’s only now began to slowly unravel. We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.  All joking aside, this year did have terrible moments. Which I don’t want to minimize. The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Nice, and Orlando are some of the worst 2016 had to offer. And if 2016 was a terrible year it was because of attacks like those, not because we lost some of our beloved celebrities. Oh, and let’s not forget that 2016 was politically crazy. I’m still dumbfounded that people actually voted for Brexit and Trump will soon be president. Sigh. So why do I say 2016 wasn’t so bad? Click here and find out! There was still a lot to be optimistic about. As 2017 slowly gets its legs let’s all collectively say “Smell ya later 2016!” and hope that we get our act together and make 2017 better. (Not at all hard, I know.) 

My favourite photo I took this past year. I feel like I finally "figured out" food photography with this one. What do you think?

My favourite photo I took this past year. I feel like I finally "figured out" food photography with this one. What do you think?

Despite the rest of the world going mad, 2016 was, by all accounts, a good year for me. It was blissfully uneventful. I didn’t lose my job, I didn’t question what I was doing with my life, and I didn't reconsider becoming a male model. Although, I still believe that is a viable option for me if all my other aspirations fail. I’ve been able to grow at my Foster Agency, picking up new positions as they come and loving them. And I’m proud to say I’ve continued to love my job. I’ve been doing it for 1.5 years and honestly say I don’t feel like I’ve worked a single day. Further, this blog has continued to grow. And although I didn’t reach all of my goals last year, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and look forward to what 2017 will bring.

Just 1 of many charcuterie boards we had Christmas Morning. 

Just 1 of many charcuterie boards we had Christmas Morning. 

Here are my goals to bring me more success!

1. Grow. Grow in any way that I can.  As a person, as a blog, and in my community.
2. Make Money Blogging. Last year I set a goal of $10,000.00. Which was incredibly ambitious. I didn’t even come close. This year I want to bring in $5,000.00.
3. Work with Brands and Breweries. I would love to do a collaboration recipe with one of the local breweries in town.  
4. Continue to develop my Photography and compositions.
5. Read more. Read cookbooks, other food and brew blogs, and everything between.
6. Become a better writer. Which means I need to keep writing. When I was in Chef school, one of my Chefs said I couldn’t write worth a damn. I wonder what he would say now?

What are your goals? What did you think about 2016? What are you hoping for in 2017? 

Cheers! 

This year I spent New Years with my family devouring all this delicious food! It's ok, be jealous. 

This year I spent New Years with my family devouring all this delicious food! It's ok, be jealous.