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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Maiden Voyage of the Next Year

On the eve of my 34th birthday I made a list of what I want to accomplish for year number 35 on this planet.  They are not in any particular order and are numbered for ease of creating a list.  Except of course for #1.

1. Show Mel how much I love her everyday
2. Be debt free
3. Put away $50k
4. Cut transport by 50% ~ cut gas allowance by 50%
5. Quit Drinking (I'm not a teetotaller just want get that 6 pack abs)
6. Quit Fast Food
7. Purchase 1/2 my groceries locally
8. Rough draft of a novel
9. Find an agent for said rough draft
10. Decrease my housing to around $1k a month here in SD
11. Write several articles for magazines
12. Have a 5 year plan for the farm ("But he has a 5 year plan!" No offense Hooters' girls)
13. Have a location for the farm and purchase the land
14. Have the skills to get us through the first 2 years
15. Have fun and enjoy life.

I'm sure there are more things that I could add to the list but as I was enjoying my final beer for the year this is what I came up with.  To date I haven't had anything to drink since last Friday nor fast food.  I have also bought some plums locally.  Other than that I'm moving quite slowly.  Perhaps I should add do not procrastinate.

Today that changes.  I'm taking the new road bike that I got for FREE off of for a spin.  I drove to work with the bike in the back of the truck and will ride it home this afternoon.  Then I will ride it in tomorrow morning.  Next week I'm going to increase the amount of days biking to work.

It's time to walk the talk.  Or rather ride the talk.  I want to cut my dependence on gasoline and get healthy.  So wish me luck.


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