New Year, New You?
I recently saw this line as a title on a TV show, so curiously I looked to see what wisdom would be offered to make me new. All too happy to see 2009 go like a bad dream I wanted to wake up from, I’m thinking I’m ready for “New.” Of course, it was exercise and diet products for sale with the promise of a “New You.” Ironically, I had wished for the Wii Fit edition for Christmas, but instead was given an extremely comfortable recliner. Funny, don’t you think? After a busy, yet blissful Christmas, with wonderful travels to remember, and thoughtful gifts from family, all I could think about was coming home to my new recliner. Still, all the hoopla to make a New Year’s Resolution bugs me. Realistically, we tend to set out sights high and then get upset with ourselves when failure occurs. Determined not to make a resolution but more of a goal for myself, I decided to put time and effort into my family with humility, kindness and patience. I tell myself not to get caught up in the media’s view of who I should be or what I should have, since they try to tell me what to think anyway. Just as my new goal was marinating in my mind, my 13 year old walks in the room and blurts out, “This was the best Christmas I remember. Our family is closer than ever.” Anyone that knows 13 year olds knows what a profound statement this was. It was a precious moment for me. With all the hurdles thrown at us in 2009, the joy to see it go, at least I had a year that somehow brought my family closer. So, now I’m thinking… who needs new anyway?
Speaking of “new”, the new Sunset Beach Bridge is still on target for December 2010. It’s hard to believe that this time next year we’ll be driving over the 65 ft. high bridge with quite a view of the island. Each day I’m expecting to see the longer spans arrive by barge for the center section of the bridge. The jumbo crane arrived on Wed., Jan 6th by boat and I included a photo of this monster crane with the others of the bridge & Sunset Beach Island.
Many of you reading this may be getting quite sick of the cold & snowy weather where you live. Although the temps are still a little chilly here as well, the golfers remain in action. Almost daily I see them enjoying the #8 Maples Fairway at Sea Trail Golf Resort and the grass couldn’t be any greener at Crow Creek in Calabash! Now is a perfect time to plan an escape to Sunset Beach with the promise of temps near 60 degrees by Friday of next week. If you haven’t already done so, I would also be reviewing Sunset Beach vacation home rentals to find the perfect one for your visit. The Island has many fine vacation rental homes to choose from and we would love to link with the vacation rental sites on the island. Be sure to mention the webcam when making your next reservation. The Sunset Inn (www.thesunsetinn.net) on the island of Sunset Beach is the only Bed & Breakfast on the island and features 14 gorgeous rooms with nightly rentals. Located marsh front with private screened porches, it is ideal for couples or singles making a getaway anytime to Sunset Beach!
Last but not least, if you’ve always wanted to own property at Sunset Beach, NC this could be the right time for a deal. Currently there is an excellent Oceanfront ½ Duplex priced at $795,000! You could own a mid-island home priced in the $300K’s! Look for all sunset properties for sale on the island at www.sunsetbeachsales.com or come visit and see for yourself.
I hope you have a “new” and improved 2010 and we hope to see you soon at Sunset Beach!