While I've never made New Year's resolutions, I have attempted to make an effort on trying new things now that I'm in my upper 30s. I think it becomes harder to get outside of your box as you get older. Looking back on 2013, I did better than usual: 1. Played soccer (3-4 times) for first time in 10+ years with guys from work. Went better than expected although think I'm retiring again as they discontinued weekly game. 2. Played volleyball for first time in 10+ years and will try to continue about once/month. 3. Grew a beard for a full month (just shaved a few days ago). Don't think I'll go past 2 weeks in the future. 4. Did a Mud Run (5k). Will do again at some point but it will not be 42 degrees next time (didn't realize swimming was involved). 5. Started regularly consuming local honey and home-made Smoothies. 6. Visited Scotland for first time (wrk) and learned a little more about my Scottish ancestry. 7. Participated in our first community trash pick up day with family. Will continue in future. In the near future, I'm hoping to add the following: 1. Learn Spanish. Took French as a kid but it didn't stick. Have tried starting family Spanish lessons since they have all had some prior exposure but don't think we have the fortitude to pull it off. Maybe I need to try Rosetta Stone or something. 2. Toastmasters. I need to improve my public speaking. 3. Attend first LSU game in Houston (moved from LSU to Houston about 13 yrs ago). 4. Volunteer for something that my eldest son and I can do together. 5. Either start doing Body Combat (group exercise class) or Yoga (at home) to improve flexibility.