The Christmas celebrations have been exactly how I wanted them to be, low key and involving a lot of relaxing on the couch with Netflix.
Yesterday we woke up late, made orange cinnamon rolls, bacon, eggs, and a bunch of coffee, for a fantastic Christmas Eve breakfast. I made up for all my eating by going to the gym for a bench-press, deadlift, and kettlebell workout. Might as well get the bulk benefit from all the Christmas feasting.
In the evening we went out to Kamakura for dinner. We ate at one of our favorites restaurant-bars where I feasted on some spare ribs, chili fries, homemade pickles, all washed down with a great local stout. Then we closed off the night with ice-cream and Groundhogs Day because we already watched all the XMas movies on Japanese Netflix.
The new year has a lot of change in store for me, biggest thing is the upcoming birth of my first child this summer, followed by my three year orders coming to a close. Not only will I become a father but I will be leaving the hospital and most likley moving back to the United States.
I’m furiousley assesing my plans and working hard on bringing my short and long term goals into focus. I have a vison for my writing, my fitness, this blog, and my carreer, all aspects of life that I have been approaching with a new motivation spurred on by my upcoming fatherhood.
But for now, I will be enjoying Christmass with my wife and friends tonight and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank all of you for a great year of fantastic reading, thoughtfull blog posts, and enlightened discussion.