2018 Goals

* ✓✓✓ – indicates that this goal has been accomplished.

2018 New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Travel somewhere quarterly-ish at the minimum.
    • Location must be outside of the St. Louis County and City limits.
    • I am allowed to travel places I have already been.
    • Preliminary Plans:
      • January: Chicago ✓✓✓
      • April: New Orleans, LA ✓✓✓
      • June/July: (Our Version of) The Great American Road Trip
      • September/October: Mexico City, Mexico
      • December: (?)
    • Sprinkle in a few visits to Chicago/Kansas City in the in between, per the usual.
  • Travel to 3 new places, and at least 1 new country. Preliminary ideas (but nothing set in stone yet):
    • Moab, Utah
    • Flagstaff, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley, AZ
    • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Begin a podcast.
  • Complete a frugal month.
  • Complete a waste-free month.
  • Learn beginner Spanish.
  • Finalize initial reno of my house.
    • Then have a house-warming party!
  • Save $10,000.
    • This has to be in my savings account and does not include my retirement account.
      • $5,000 designated for emergency house repairs.
      • $5,000 designated for general emergencies.
  • Get more healthy and fit.
  • Spend more time with my friends and family.

Read more in depth about this year’s goals here!

Life Bucket List Goals: 

  • Thru-hike the PCT.
  • Travel to Machu Picchu, Peru and the Bolivian Salt Flats.
  • Travel to Antarctica.
  • Travel to New Delhi, India.
  • Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana during Mardi Gras. ✓✓✓
  • To journey on my self-described “Great American Road Trip”.
  • Publish a book.
  • Buy a house. ✓✓✓
    • Eventually use it as rental property.
  • Move to a new city.
  • Open a no-kill animal shelter.
  • Learn how to break dance.
  • See a tornado.
  • Go blonde. ✓✓✓
  • Perform a stand up act.
  • Have my photography featured in an art gallery. ✓✓✓