|Objectives & Priorities
||[Dec. 18th, 2005|12:23 am]
Earlier this year I realized my job isn't in any immediate danger. This, honestly, is a realization I should have come to years ago. Especially given that my boss, CEO and coworkers repeatedly reassured me that I was being unjustifiably paranoid. So, in the absence of something more dire to worry about, I began to contemplate some actual long term goals.
Long term planning is not my strong suit, I prefer tactics to strategy. It's time to put some of these objectives to paper (well the electronic equivalent) with the hope that people might able harass me about them. (Just don't tell my folks, there's harassment, then there's guilt carpet bombing)
1. Achieve healthy financial status with house purchase in 2007
2. Achieve healthy status period with significant weight loss
3. Find a good woman who ideally can support the above, and at a minimum not subvert them!
4. Use progress on above objectives to support a more positive frame of mind
I've already dropped about 20lbs on the year, and via a healthy work bonus and liquidation of slightly over 10% of my firearms collection I've eliminated the majority of my debt load. So lest you think this is late night dreaming, actual progress has been made. The next year is the hard part: forming positive exercise habits and refraining from gadget and toy purchases that have historically mired me financially.
So if any of you have any new, exciting, and expensive hobbies please avoid sharing! Also, if anyone locally is interesting in daily walking / weekend hiking please share. Podcasts are entertaining but some intelligent discourse would be preferred.