2010: The Future

How did I do in 2009? According to my 2009 goals:

Finish my BS-IST.
Did it. Yay!
Start on my MS in Technology, and keep on track to have it completed by the end of Summer 2010.
Nope. Didn’t work out.
Jog an official half-marathon.
Nope. Didn’t get that done, either.

One out of three. That sounds pretty bad. But overall? I’m happy with how 2009 turned out.

  • Switched jobs to become a teacher. This isn’t working out quite as well as I’d hoped, but the experience has been 100% worth it.
  • Passed 600 miles run on the NikePlus website. I’ve run a couple hundred miles without the NikePlus, but having someone else point out that I’ve run 600 miles is … reinforcing.
  • Got through an entire year without panicking about finances. This is a huge deal for me, as it means that I might have finally gotten a handle on this whole money thing. And it was in no small part because I …
  • Finished paying off all of my debt, except one small chunk I owe to my family for helping me out with school. But commercial debt? Gone! Again, this is a really big deal for me.
  • Went an entire year without shopping at Wal-Mart or Target.

What’s in store for 2010?

  • Get to 1000 miles on NikePlus.
  • Start my MS.
  • Learn a second language.
  • Continue to eat mindfully.
  • Continue to withdraw my support of soulless corporations.

By Rick Osborne

I am a web geek who has been doing this sort of thing entirely too long. I rant, I muse, I whine. That is, I am not at all atypical for my breed.