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jfb
12-16-2012, 02:38 PM
In 2012 I started to learn the value of lightening up and taking in some different experiences. That said I have never made new year resolutions in the past but decided to do so this year. I imagine I will add some things to the list in the future but here they are in no particular order.


Visit my dealer's shop. I'm in STL and he's in Canada. I have never been.
Visit 3 different forums members for the weekend. Must be separate trips and separate states.
Raise $5,000 for the Humane Society of Missouri.
Do something measurable to help promote PRS. Maybe you guys can help me think of something. I have a few things in mind.
Post one valuable thread a week as per my agreement with Hans for the 7 of Hearts.
Work through one music book/video a month.
Take at least one music lesson a week.
Give someone a guitar.
Tag team a PS with someone. I think it would be great to watch someone else build a PS and have them be around for my build.
Start painting / making art again. Get said art into galleries and get at least 6 sales. I have a BFA with a specialization in print making. Before I finished my subsequent degrees I lost all of the art work I had created in college due to an issue at a storage unit. I lost every newspaper clipping, slide, photograph...everything. I did not have a digital camera then. I wager most people didn't. I haven't gotten back on the horse since. It is time.
Finish my project studio and record some songs.
Learn Logic 9 and ToonTrack Superior Drummer.
Score at least 5 voice gigs. I have always been told I should be in radio or do voice work.
Hang out with J. Hayes. Turns out he lives really close to me.
Get a tattoo with Paul Miles from Jeff Gogue. Yes, seriously.
Get in significantly better shape by my birthday in May. My wife does both power lifting and bikini fitness competitions. She is in amazing shape. I need to step it up a notch...or two. More on this later after I get an idea of my goals.
Start a new business. I have some ideas.


Here's to a productive 2013!

If you have made any what are yours?

veinbuster
12-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Visit my dealer's shop. I'm in STL and he's in Canada. I have never been.
Visit 3 different forums members for the weekend. Must be separate trips and separate states.


That was a big list. Bigger than I would ever consider in one shot, but cheers to you.
BUT you must tell me when you are going to visit the shop and I'll make sure I'm in town. And you might recall an offer of a spare room which still stands.

I have few promises to myself planned for 2013.
I do expect to increase my vacation time and visit some new places.
I am working on my fund raising skills for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, which I did with my daughter last year and will do again this June.

Mikegarveyblues
12-16-2012, 02:59 PM
The most serious ones:

Give up smoking. I've been cutting back slowly but surely but I want to stop once Xmas /New Year/ Birthday is out the way.
Get fit.

I'm turning 35 and don't want to slip into middle age feeling unfit and worrying about potential ill health if I keep living the lifestyle I am.

Others:

I want to play more and record more. I've got a couple of original tunes I want to finish and i'll be doing a demo for my new guitar.
Get in a band. I miss playing with a group and i'm getting fed up with making music on my own.
Either get a better, full time job or possibly look at going back to college to learn some new skills in September.
I want 2013 to be the last year renting the house I live in. It means cutting back on a lot of things, except for...
A holiday! Nothing major, maybe a few days in a European city.

jfb
12-16-2012, 03:00 PM
That was a big list. Bigger than I would ever consider in one shot, but cheers to you.
BUT you must tell me when you are going to visit the shop and I'll make sure I'm in town. And you might recall an offer of a spare room which still stands.


Looks like I am well on my way to checking off two items. I much appreciate the hospitality. Any chance we will be tag teaming Ps's in March? I would love to check off another item. I am sure you will achieve your goals for 2013. They are good ones indeed.

veinbuster
12-16-2012, 03:29 PM
Looks like I am well on my way to checking off two items. I much appreciate the hospitality. Any chance we will be tag teaming Ps's in March? I would love to check off another item. I am sure you will achieve your goals for 2013. They are good ones indeed.

That will depend on timing. I have some other travel I need to do in March, which for reasons unknown is often my busiest month.

sergiodeblanc
12-16-2012, 04:20 PM
Spend as much time working on MY record as I do on other peoples.

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12-16-2012, 04:32 PM
More time spent with my child.

Weight loss.

Forgivensess.

LSchefman
12-16-2012, 05:58 PM
- Get tracking on that licensing library I promised our publishing partner.
- Have those remodeling tweaks done to my studio that I promised myself.
- Lose another 20 pounds.
- Visit my son in LA (if they ever finish the record they're working on!).
- Go to Austin and buy new boots (I know. But really great boots are hard to find).
- Find a warmer place to live.
- Put together a loosely organized performance ensemble with a few great players just for the hell of it.

swede71
12-17-2012, 06:23 AM
Give up smoking,vaccum clean more often,record a demo and not buying any more guitars or parts.(im happy with what i got)

clcwarlock
12-22-2012, 06:02 PM
For me I am going to spend more time writing and recording. I have been working on new songs for this past year and I want to try to get my ideas into finished songs and recorded by the end of next year. With 2 young kids it goes slower for me than most.

Harker1440
12-22-2012, 11:22 PM
I'm going to be a Better Father and Husband

11top
12-22-2012, 11:27 PM
I'm going to pay less taxes (legally).

Dirty Bob
12-22-2012, 11:31 PM
I'm going to pay less taxes (legally).

Good Luck!

veinbuster
12-23-2012, 06:34 AM
I'm going to pay less taxes (legally).

The easiest way to do that is to work less.

11top
12-23-2012, 07:24 AM
The easiest way to do that is to work less.

We have a winner.

Dirty Bob
12-23-2012, 09:52 AM
We have a winner.

Good for you....I wish!

I want to spend more quality time with my wife and kids....basically enjoying my family....to accomplish this it probably translates into working more efficiently.

veinbuster
12-23-2012, 03:35 PM
The easiest way to do that is to work less.


We have a winner.

I think you just said I could work less too.
Don't mind if I do.

thieves&foxes
12-23-2012, 04:50 PM
seek God, be a better husband and father, work at songwriting and playing.

WEDGE
12-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Graduate in the spring finally

lose weight and get back into shape

play more guitar

Shawn@PRS
12-23-2012, 05:35 PM
Congrats Wedge, what's your degree in?

WEDGE
12-23-2012, 05:49 PM
Congrats Wedge, what's your degree in?

Finishing up a Business Administration degree.......only took me four and a half years going at night :)

Holding a 4.0 going into my last class in January.....should have done this when I was younger (49 in a couple days) but at least my daughter sees me studying and she is aware of the importance of going to college.

Shawn@PRS
12-23-2012, 05:50 PM
Good for you man, it takes a lot of guts to do what you're doing!

LSchefman
12-24-2012, 09:45 AM
I'm resolved to encourage teaching and civil discourse; avoid intolerance; make new and lasting friendships; and do my best to make positive things happen for the people around me.

There has been enough hatred, anger and violent death in the world to last a billion lifetimes.

Enough.

Shawn@PRS
12-24-2012, 09:56 AM
Well said Les!

ljpukgtr
12-24-2012, 09:59 AM
* Record an album
* Get fitter (run 8-10 miles comfortably)
* Be more patient

Mikegarveyblues
12-24-2012, 10:45 AM
The most serious ones:

Give up smoking. I've been cutting back slowly but surely but I want to stop once Xmas /New Year/ Birthday is out the way.
Get fit.

I'm turning 35 and don't want to slip into middle age feeling unfit and worrying about potential ill health if I keep living the lifestyle I am.

Others:

I want to play more and record more. I've got a couple of original tunes I want to finish and i'll be doing a demo for my new guitar.
Get in a band. I miss playing with a group and i'm getting fed up with making music on my own.
Either get a better, full time job or possibly look at going back to college to learn some new skills in September.
I want 2013 to be the last year renting the house I live in. It means cutting back on a lot of things, except for...
A holiday! Nothing major, maybe a few days in a European city.

cosmic_ape
12-27-2012, 11:08 AM
PLAY. MORE. GUITAR!

tiboy
12-27-2012, 12:31 PM
I never made a New Year's resolution. However, this year I resolve to undo the 15 lbs. weight gain that started in November 2011. I am also resolving to return to regular resistance training on non-bike riding days.

clcwarlock
12-31-2012, 11:11 PM
Alright, now that it is officially 2013 lets hear some more resolutions.

jfb
01-01-2013, 12:07 AM
It's 2013...
And time to get to work!

Boogeyman
01-01-2013, 08:31 AM
I'm going to quit drinking 48-60oz of redbull a day...

Rosewoodsteel
01-01-2013, 08:40 AM
Have that damn hernia operation
Get a new car
Better Diet
See old friends more often

Mikegarveyblues
01-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Starting my resolutions (properly) in a week. If I start them today then i'll give up in a weeks time with a Birthday blowout. So i'll ease into it. Finish up the mountain of sweets. Drink the beer and smoke the ciggys and then i'll do the post Xmas weigh in on the 8th... See what the damage is! ;)

JMintzer
01-01-2013, 11:23 AM
Lose 20 lbs by the next PRS Experience.

I managed to go to Florida for a week, (and eat out every single night ) and actually LOSE 1 pound!


Jamie

JMintzer
01-01-2013, 11:29 AM
Threads Merged...


Jamie

rocguitar
01-01-2013, 03:19 PM
No more New Year resolutions!