Happy New Year Florida! Now that we have gotten through the holidays and spent lots of quality time with our loved ones, it’s time to start thinking of ways we can better ourselves. As we kick off the New Year, Hotspots reached out to some of our friends and customers from across the state to see what they were resolving for 2013. Here’s what they had to say…
Happy New Year Florida! Now that we have gotten through the holidays and spent lots of quality time with our loved ones, it’s time to start thinking of ways we can better ourselves. As we kick off the New Year, Hotspots reached out to some of our friends and customers from across the state to see what they were resolving for 2013. Here’s what they had to say:
Steve Adkins, Executive Director, Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:
For 2013, this is a year to focus and, streamline to become a more efficient organization. I think this carries over to my personal life as well. I would like to challenge myself and MDGLCC to educate and reorient for the new economic paradigm we now find ourselves. I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!
Chris Rudisill, Director of LGBT Community Center Services, Metro Wellness & Community Centers
With everything, think “what do I need” versus the phrase “what do I want?” If more of us thought this way, not only would we be healthier, but the result would be less need in the world around us. Give up what you “want” and use those energies and resources to provide what others “need” – the greatest goal! Oh yeah, and I hope to lose about 30 pounds.
Christopher Burdekin, General Manager, Boom Wilton Manors
For 2013 we are taking Boom to a higher level, by lowering our drink prices and throwing some amazing parties. Also, we will keep with the old by making everyone feel happy when they come to Boom.
Karen Brown, Executive Director, LGBT Visitor’s Center Miami:
The LGBT Visitor Center would like to unite the local community with visitors from out of town creating a personal experience as well as a cultural one.
Jonathan Rosa, General Manager, Poseidon Spa at the Grand Bohemian Hotel
First and foremost I want to get into the gym and be buff and manlier and live a more healthy life. I want to find balance and do everything in moderation; including my work life, my personal life with my boyfriend and my social and spiritual life. Basically I want to become the best version of myself.
Drew Sizemore, Advertising Manager, Parliament House
In 2013, I resolve to continue my education, spend more time with my family, and get in the best shape of my life. Surely I can keep one of those!
Billy Looper, Co-Owner of Snap & One Magical Weekend
Finish my book…everything I ever needed to know i learned in the trailer park.
Mark Byard, Co-Owner, Village Pub Wilton Manors
“Even in the hardest of times, to always remember to treat people the way that we would want to be treated. To tirelessly and endlessly strive to make our community stronger and prosper. To cooperate amongst one another to make Wilton Drive a place where everyone wants to be and feels like a member of the family!”
Craig Mestel, Owner, Revolution Nightclub
Instead of making annual resolutions, my resolution is to make daily ones. Everlasting change isn’t a one-day decision, but a series of daily decisions that step you closer to being the person you want to be 365 days a year.
Robert Boo, Pride Center at Equality Park
My New Year’s Resolution is to allow my troubles to last as long as my New Year’s Resolution.
Ivan Cano, Executive Director Miami Beach Gay Pride:
As Miami Beach Gay Pride turns 5, we want to increase attendance by having more out of town guests see our well-crafted, two day event and parade.
Mike Mikula, Co-Owner, Liquid Tampa
To spend more time catching up with old friends.