New Year’s is here, and for me, it's always a time for reflection and setting intentions. Of course, not everyone is the New Year’s resolution type. After all, as the argument sometimes goes, how committed to change could you really be if you need an arbitrary holiday just to drum up the inspiration?
I don’t know why, but I’ve always made resolutions around this time of year, and since becoming a naturist, they’ve increasingly involved nude goals. For me, it's about embracing new experiences and personal growth in my enjoyment of naturism. Last year, my resolution was to write daily. This newsletter is the result of that goal.
In the spirit of sharing, this year I’m going a little smaller, but hoping for two personal firsts. 1) I’d love to join a group nude hike (so far, all my hikes have been solo or with my wonderful wife). 2) I would love to have a naked camping adventure (I grew up camping and haven’t been in years). These are small, fairly achievable goals, but I admit I haven’t made any attempt to plan for either of these experiences yet. Goals and plans are different things.
Anyway, in this week's #UndressedThread, I invite you to share your nudist aspirations for the year ahead. Share your goals, your hopes, or your plans if you have them.
Share your thoughts or resolutions below. And keep an eye out, your response might feature on an upcoming episode of the New Nudist Podcast! 🪐
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Nude hiking is always fun, typically we have 4-12 people so if youre ever in Oregon hit me up
I hold a superstition that, in order to ensure that I'll be naked a lot in the year ahead, I must be nude at the stroke of midnight to ring in the year. As in the past, I intend to start 2024 right by participating in the New Year's Day Plunge at Ocean Beach in San Francisco; it's not officially a nude event, but there's always a nudie contingent and I've never experienced any negativity from textile participants. in 2021, I even made it into the newspaper: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Pandemic-doesn-t-stop-the-New-Year-s-Day-15840522.php
Definitely, I've done a nude camp but I would live to do amultiday hiking trip in the nude. Maybe even a nude canoe trip.
I have stopped doing such resolutions. Usually, life unfolds in another way, or gets in the way. I would rather grab each opportunity as it comes, and that's hard to stick in a resolution. Unless that is a resolution, but it would make for a VERY generic one. ;-)
Mine is a continuing resolution. To keep enjoying life more. Naked is not a priority, but high on the list when possible.
Living in north San diego County, there are several non landed groups that join together for events to include hiking, water spots, and camping. All family oriented. (Hikes are better when there is water at the turning point.)
i am teh worst salesman, but keep trying to get my gf nude socially.. i have a couple opportunities in 24
I don’t know if it’s a resolution or just a goal for 2024, but I want to participate in the WNBR in Burlington VT. I also want to do more naked hiking and be a nude model.
Well over 30 years ago I made a resolution and I am proud to say I have kept it all these years. I resolved I would never again made a dumb resolution I know I can't keep.
Not really doing a resolution per se, but I have some plans for 2024 for sure.
Like a few of the folks here, I tend not to do resolutions, but since you mentioned hiking I couldn’t resist offering a suggestion. I joined the ranks of social nudity just a few years ago (suspiciously enough in January, around resolution time) and wanted nude hiking to be my thing. About a year into my journey someone mentioned me the NEWT (Naked European Walking Tour). I reached out to the organizers and less than two years into my social nudity journey found myself in Austria with a great group of people hiking and living nude for a week. If you have the time (and a very understanding significant other) it may be a great way to reach that naked hiking resolution! Good luck and happy hiking 🥾
I would like to do more reading. Audiobooks likely. So I'll add some naturist/nudist books onto the list. Open to recommendations! 😊
I don't do NY resolutions. If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
I have a few goals but they are all subject to continued mobility and health, something that has been less certain every year. More nude hiking, maybe even some camping, Bay to Breakers, Naked Bike Ride, and so on. Everything is tentative because I could wake up on any given day and be a cripple.
Visiting more nudist venues in 2024 across Canada, US and Europe
On the warmest days I’m torn between the hour trip to Blacks Beach near San Diego, or my 45 minute ride from Orange County over to my beloved Glen Eden Sunclub. They are both absolute musts for any naturists who have never been. Blacks has fabulous sand and a long gradual slope from the waters edge to waste deep into the surf. On any warm weekend in the summer the parking area completely fills and many hundreds of beach goers-- most of them nude-- converge on what is a beautiful surge of fun loving humanity enjoying the sun, sand, surf and freedom. Glen Eden is a landed club that welcomes newcomers. Beautiful, friendly people in a resort where they take tremendous pride in making their little slice of paradise a lovely and welcoming destination. But I long to get out for an extended free hike with other naturists once some better weather sets back in. I’d prefer a day hike but would consider a camping site for a couple nights. Please let me know if there are any naturist hikers out there ready to trek along some Southern California trails. Thanks and happy new year to all.
To move full time into our Glen Eden Sun Club site, get our San Diego home sold, enjoy our nudist lives and the wonderful people at the club. New Years Eve night we will be nude, but also sound asleep. For our ages that is normal.
I failed to keep my resolution for 2023 by not posting a Full Frontal Friday photo. Yes, it’s a “thing.” Wise observations from you and others led me to continue to keep my own pace and consider the unfortunate risks in certain professions. I have a better and easier goal which I can ascribe to you and Linda Weber: do something for all of us! I have already increased my support for the Western Nudist Research Library and
...and meet in January to talk about volunteer activities.
My resolution for next year is to try and fully embrace the style of naturism I grew up with. I finally in the right position to revive my families old practices. I am looking very forward to next year and all the ups and downs it will bring.
My resolution is to attend the Eastern Naturists Festival At Eastover Estate.
I don’t really do resolutions, other than just trying to get more nude time compared to the year before. If there is one, it will be this one. My wife and I are relatively new to the naturist environment (few years now) and we’re loving every minute of it. Being in Europe, we are lucky to have lot’s of spa resorts which are mostly mandatory nude; last year we went to a family naturist park in Italy, which is what we will definitely do again in 2024 ... but a few weeks longer :-)
Not sure what part of the country you're in, but if you're in New England or upstate New York, you might want to consider Knight Island State Park in Vermont. Almost the entire small island is clothing optional and most campsites have a small private beach. It's a commitment, though. It's primitive camping, so you have to bring everything and the only way to or from the island is by boat, so you have to arrange transportation. If you like peaceful seclusion in a beautiful setting, though, you'll love it.