I don't usually make New Year's resolutions because, well let's face it, most of us don't stick with them longer than a month or maybe two, if we are really dedicated!
This year I decided to try it again. I'm not calling them "resolutions" though, I am calling them
"goals that I aspire to"
There are 4 of them
The 1st one is
Start walking everyday - up and down the ridge.
This I do with my my friend Verdette. She is back in Costa Rica and staying with us until July --
and she LOVES walking the hills.
I am totally motivated and enjoy walking but I absolutely suck at walking up steep hills!
I am 8 yrs older than she is (which I think can make a big difference when you are over 65) so I am using that as my
excuse reason for lagging behind her on the hills. WE have agreed that she should just go on ahead of me and I will catch up. That seems to be working out OK so far. Anyway, although I welcome the exercise, I mostly enjoy walking and listening to my music and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Today I got to thinking...
what price are we willing to pay for a beautiful view in the states?
Of course it depends on the city, but back in the states on average
An Unobstructed View from a High Elevation adds at least (9% – 12%) to the cost of the house
Here in Costa Rica, there are beautiful views just about everywhere!
Locals build houses perched on the side of a ridge and enjoy its beauty on a daily basis.
Very peaceful and beautiful. They don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it either!!
It's part of life here.
Just like it should be!
Reminds me of a beautiful painted postcard
I'll share the rest of my "goals" in another post
For today, here are a few more pictures from our walk
(oh - also - in one shot you can see Verdette way down the hill ahead of me and in another she comes back to find me - I had stopped to take some pictures. we also met up with my neighbor and another lady from my yoga class as we approached our turnoff)