A Vision for 2014

Happy New Year! Onward we go into a fresh twelve months of new horizons and challenges, fun adventures and who knows what.

After a crush of activity for a few months, we took it easy over the holidays. No better time to disappear and kick back for awhile than the end of the year. We spent over a week with family in Santa Cruz, and then Chelsea and I rang in January 1 with a group of friends – cooking dinner together, watching the sunset turn into a starry sky, and laughing our heads off.

Biking on the Ohlone Bluffs with Chelsea and family.

Biking on the Ohlone Bluffs with Chelsea and family.

For the last three years, we’ve created Vision Boards with our rad friends Jamie and Evan to kick off the new year. The general idea: gather a pile of magazines (we got ours from a doctor’s office and a few salons – with permission of course!) and put them in a giant stack in the middle of the table. Flip through them, scissors in hand, and snip out words, pictures and symbols that speak to you for how you’d like the next year to unfold. Occasionally sneak a random funny one to a friend’s pile such as “hot sex” or a picture of a goofy animal or person. Then compile it all into a collage, a vision of the coming year. (I always end up reading articles and only finding a few images, but hey, it’s a team effort.)

Here’s our vision board for 2014. This was all Chelsea – other than the Mercedes symbol from yours truly – and I love it. Looking at it makes me even more excited for the rest of this trip and beyond!


With the holidays behind us, now it’s back to work. I am stoked to have hired two fantastic people who start next week – it’s amazing what can be done remotely – and we are also on the road again. Big Sur and SoCal, here we come! It has been a fantastic three weeks (my how time flies!) in the Santa Cruz area exploring the ocean beaches and cliffs, grassland trails, redwood groves and open meadows on foot and by bike. More pictures and stories to come from our time here as I fire up the ignored keyboard and get back to writing.

Wishing you an adventurous and fulfilling 2014. May new horizons open up in all the directions you envision!

Cheers to 2014!

Cheers to 2014!

Dakota and Chelsea

13 replies
  1. Linda Canary
    Linda Canary says:

    Wow! The collage is awesome. I see a small CG at the bottom. Nice work Chelsea. “To feel like an artist,” is a good thing. I hope it transpires for both of you. Love to you both. .

    • Chelsea
      Chelsea says:

      Thanks Linda, that means a lot to hear, especially coming from such a wonderful artist. Love from us both, right back at ‘cha!

  2. Pam Fulton
    Pam Fulton says:

    I love the idea of the Vision Board, what a great tradition! (Except I’ve been looking and looking but can’t seem to find the “hot sex” anywhere–is this a bit like Where’s Waldo?) You seem to be a wonderful balance for each other in both productivity and creativity, allowing you to make this journey uniquely yours. It sounds like 2014 is off to a great start with much even more fun, exciting, and transcendent things planned. I look forward to reading all about them as you navigate your way through your vision(s). Write On!

  3. Hilary Bourassa
    Hilary Bourassa says:

    Cheers to an amazing year to come. So much to see and do! LOOOOVE the vision board. Chelsea, what a work of art!!

    Miss you both, but so much fun to follow along virtually. Big hugs & Happy New Year! xo

  4. Michael Knouse
    Michael Knouse says:

    That vision board is quite a masterpiece and I love it! Well done. And what a great way to start the new year off. Does the ‘Wanderlust’ above the Mercedes symbol indicate you’ll be meeting us in Tahoe for Jill’s Wanderlust yoga debut? Just sayin’. 😉

    You are both an inspiration to Jill and I. We love that you struck out on adventure this year and made it happen. Have fun in Big Sur and SoCal!

    All the best from the Knouse’s.


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