New Year, New Man // 2014
To help with your resolution planning for 2014, here’s a quick cheat-sheet (in no particular order): 1. Learn to cook a few new meals Whatever your cooking skill level, your significant other and/or the people close to you will appreciate this one. 2. Determine the places you want to travel to most and go there It’s a big world out there; go explore. 3. Learn to work more efficiently so you can leave the work at the office Spend more time with the people you love. 4. Reach out to old friends I was just reminded of an upcoming high-school reunion. It’s terrifying how quickly time passes by. It’s good to slow down every now-and-then and catch up with the people who have helped shape us. 5. Develop a new hobby or skill I started shooting film photography for the first time mid-year. I haven't looked back since . . . except for the occasions when I need the photographs in a more timely manner. I came across a quote a few years ago about how developing a hobby or skill independent of your primary work will greatly benefit your primary work intrinsically. I couldn’t agree more. 6. Never stop learning. Sign up for classes. We’re never too old to stop learning. Over the summer and into the early winter, I took sewing classes nearly every Saturday and made a pair of pants. This was a very long process, but one I’m incredibly proud of. After learning all the work that goes into making a pair of khakis, I’ll never look at pants the same way again. 7. Set a goal for exercise Develop a workout regimen and stick to it. Sign up to run a race (10k, half-marathon, or a triathlon . . . if you’re feeling ambitious) and train. At the end of the year, evaluate your goals, repeat the process in 2015 and keep the momentum going year-after-year.
Throughout the month of January we will be catching up with a few of our customers and close friends on the blog. You’ve already met Matt Rho and we’d like to introduce you to a few more of the people who help shape and support our brand. We will be learning more about them and asking about their plans for the upcoming year. We’re officially a full week into 2014 and it’s fair to say that it’s off to a great start. Here’s to the new year and to making it a good one. Cheers, Brian *Photographs via Instagram Captions: 1. Never missed an opportunity to wear a suit in 2013 / 2. Early stages of khaki construction (summer) / 3. Packed and ready for Toronto / 4. Revisiting a familiar skyline –Toronto / 5. After more than two years, finally getting around to painting my living room / 6. First purchase of 2014 – starting the year off right with a new pair of running shoes