Happy New Year, homesquad!
New years usher in a sense of beginnings, fresh starts & a chance to re-evaluate & do-over.
Like many, I made a furious list of new year resolutions I’m too embarrassed to share. (New year resolution from 2 mins ago: Erase the phrase ‘homesquad’ from vocabulary). I too reminisced over 2015, gave thanks for the awesome things that happened; felt crappy & disappointed about other things that happened or didn’t happen. It’s time now to gear up for 2016 & give it a MoJyo welcome! Here are:
10 THINGS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT IN 2016
1. SUPERBOWL IN THE BAY AREA! aka hometown
Sure, traffic & parking will be horrendous. But it’s football’s greatest show in our own backyard, with tailgating shenanigans, Super Bowl parties & sportsbars’ mayhem. What’s got me psyched: FREE concerts by the Embarcadero, with headlining performance from Alicia Keys. FREE + Alicia Keys =
2. SPEAKING OF CONCERTS…..ADELE ON TOUR
I worship Adele, as evidenced by this. Ticket procurement was traumatic – sold out in 10 minutes! The harrowing ordeal is a story for another day, but I did snag 2 tickets. This will be me :
3. BIG SUR & YOSEMITE HALF MARATHON
Since the 100 day challenge – Nike San Francisco Half Marathon, my first-ever, a lot of you have asked if I’m still running. I got my LILY BUTT handed to me after 13.1 miles. Took a break & found I missed it terribly! Back at it… itching to do 1 more race. Can you say no to this??
4. 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
It’s been scary seeing some candidates this year. ‘Deez Nuts‘ is my favorite thus far. It’s a big deal that we’ll have a new president. I’m excited about the debates, new catchphrases (remember “binders full of women” from 2012?). Time to get educated on policies & vote!
5. NEW MOVIES
2016 has a pretty impressive line up of movies.
No people, I’m not talking ‘Superman vs. Batman – Dawn of Justice’. Not the ‘Independence Day’ sequel, or even the movie to make any self-respecting Harry Potter fan salivate, ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them’. Not even referring to the ‘Ghostbusters’ butt kicking-female cast reboot. There is only 1 movie that’s got MoJyo flames ablazin’:
Zoolander 2, homesquad!!
Given the epicness of Zoolander, it’s hard not to get excited over part 2!
6. NEW 100 DAY CHALLENGES
Yes we can!! It’s the year of new 100 day challenges to try something new or overcome something that doggedly defies us. This is YOUR year, let’s go find that Mojo!
7. NEW MISSY ELLIOTT ALBUM
Run for cover, motherf*****s!! Missy’s back! Who can forget “Get your Freak on” or “Lose Control” or “Work It”. The Queen of Attitude is coming…so get your freak on! Ohhhh this is gonna be good.
8. MORE BLOGGING
More MoJyo blogging in 2016! Stay tuned for a whole slew of new topics, new sections.
9. SHERLOCK RETURNS
The BBC show ‘Sherlock’ made Benedict Cumberbatch famous & the rest of cumber-smitten. How would I like my eggs? Benedict, please. It’s deviously brilliant, sharp & witty – Check it out on Netflix. And the new season is here! I missed you Sherlock. You too, Watson. * hugging TV *
10. MAKING NEW MEMORIES
The best part of 2016 is the best part of any year, any day: making new memories. Some days may not be so great, some days might be downright crappy. But you know what, some days will be freakin’ amazing & mind-blowing. They might just be the best days of your life – spent with friends, family, a special someone maybe? It might be the year you fall in love, the year you discover something marvelous, the year you get that long-awaited, hard-earned promotion; the year you choose to end something terrible that’s got you trapped, or overcome the greatest, insurmountable obstacle you’ve faced; or change something about yourself for the better, or make a friendship of a lifetime. Anything can happen, because that’s life. And my hope for you, is that it is amazing, no matter your journey.
To fantabulous Mojo-finding, homesquad!!