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The New Year, We Got This.

In a couple of hours, we will ring in the New Year in the eastern time zone. What else can I say? We got this!

Seriously, we got this and we don’t have a choice. We have got to “got” this. Whether you like it or not, tonight 2014 is going to end and 2015 will start. I used to look at the past and dwell on all the mistakes I had made. Ugh, I was miserable. I made myself miserable. Then, something changed. I don’t know what, but, something changed. After that point, I just started focusing on the future. More about that later.

I am not a fan of resolutions. If you are still holding on to that resolution on January 5th, you’re doing it wrong. Agree? Disagree? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I like to have a couple goals mapped out for the year. Some of them are fitness distance related. Run 1500 miles. Swim 100-150 miles. (This distance depends on how much time the running take.) They are related to activities I currently enjoy and participate in a regular basis.

This past year, I visited several states on the East coast. This year, I want to localize my family adventures and explore Indiana. The southern part of the state needs a Kahuna Exploration Team adventure. I think we need to explore the caves. We definitely need to visit Santa World again. The little people loved that adventure.

If I were to create a resolution, it would be to explore more. Not just in Indiana, but in life. Explore different places, relationships. Etc. I don’t think I will ever stop exploring. Adventures are how you explore the world and keep your sanity.

Adventuring is not for everyone. If it’s for you, let’s do this. If you’re willing to share, let’s hear about your plans for 2015.

Happy New Year!

Nothing To Do In Indy – Guest Post – Eagle Creek

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A guest post on stuff to do in Indianapolis from my friend Tony Troxell.

So you say that there is nothing to do in Indy, especially when you’re broke, and you have a Geekling who is DESPERATELY looking to get out of the house? Well, here’s something for you.

Ever since we moved to Eagle Creek Apartments, the Geekling loves walking down to “the pond,” which is what she calls Eagle Creek Reservoir.

Yeah, Geeklings have no concept of size.

Since Saturday was a beautiful November day, pushing 70 degrees, I brought her down to the edge of the water for a bit, to let her poke around, throw rocks in the water, and generally burn off steam for what I thought was going to be 20 minutes until she got bored and wanted to come back in and watch “Adventure Time.” To my surprise, we spent the next two hours comparing splashes from little rocks, playing “Does It Float?” with various pieces of nature lying on the bank, and exploring some of the walking trails on our little edge of the Reservoir and Park area. In fact, the only reason we didn’t stay longer was because she was thirsty and had to hit the little girls room. This was 2 hours of quality Daddy/Daughter time, no electronics required, no television, and 200 yards from our back door. If this is what she likes about an old boat launch, I can’t wait to see what she thinks about the actual park.

Find a lake. Throw rocks in it. People love splashing rocks, doesn’t matter if you’re 3 or 35.

There’s always something to do.

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Disclosure:This is a series of posts for people who think there is nothing to do in Indianapolis. I disagree with this notion and believe these folks are not trying hard enough to find things to do with their families. These are events that look like they would be fun to do and I would attend with my family. Unless otherwise stated, I was not asked to post about this event. I was not compensated for posting about the event posted at the top of this page. These opinions are my own. I am just a guy trying to let my kids experience different things. I am also trying to be an Awesome Dad. Will I be at these events? Yes! Can you come up and take a picture with me? Heck yeah! Again, thanks for reading this far into the post.

There’s Nothing To Do In Indy – Upcoming Event- Rumpelstiltskin with @OperaIndy

I saw this post on my friend, @IndyWithKids, Twitter page and I wanted to share it with you because it looks awesome.

Indianapolis Opera has a free Children’s Theatre performance on Sunday!… http://fb.me/1mqURJ2CG

Then I saw this tweet from OperaIndy.

OperaIndy FREE FAMILY EVENT: Central Library Sunday at 3 PM for children’s opera, Rumpelstiltskin: Ultimate Bully presented by @IOEnsemble. CU there!

Who: Indianapolis Opera and the Indy Opera Ensemble

What: A live,theater performance of Rumpelstiltskin: Ultimate Bully

Where: Marion County Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.; Indianapolis, IN 46204; 317-275-4100

Why: Because it’s a way for you and your family to experience theater.

When Sunday, November 11th, 2012 @ 3pm

For more information about these and other events:

Indy With Kids

Indianapolis Opera

There is always something to do with your family in Indianapolis.

Disclosure:

This is a series of posts for people who think there is nothing to do in Indianapolis. I disagree with this notion and believe these folks are not trying hard enough to find things to do with their families. These are events that look like they would be fun to do and I would attend with my family. Unless otherwise stated, I was not asked to post about this event. I was not compensated for posting about the event posted at the top of this page. These opinions are my own. I am just a guy trying to let my kids experience different things. I am also trying to be an Awesome Dad. Will I be at these events? Yes! Can you come up and take a picture with me? Heck yeah! Again, thanks for reading this far into the post.

Create Your Adventure

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Be awesome, make your own adventure.
Get rid of the map.
Lose the GPS.
Leave the heavily travelled path.
Make your own trail.
Create your own route.
Do something different.
Do something strange.
It doesn’t matter what you do, just do something.
Don’t ask why, just do it and enjoy the ride.
Take in the scenery.
Meet different people.
Try different things.
Don’t over think just ride.
In the end, you’ll want to do that again and again and again.

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