12.19.07

New Years Resolutions

Posted in Misc at 12:08 am by Kobaz

I didn’t have any last year.  Or the year before that.  I don’t think I’ve made any in a while actually.  I think I’ll try out this New Years resolution thing.

So here goes the plan in no particular order:

1) Read daily

I am so behind in everything it’s not even funny.  I have a free subscription to Backpacker and Outside.  I read a few pages a week, it’s pathetic.  I also pay for a subscription to Alpinist, I’m behind about 10 issues now.  I need to get crackin.

2) Get 8+ hours of sleep daily

I really try to get to sleep early, but it doesn’t always work. If I have a solid goal, a personal rule for it, then I’ll actually be able to get some decent sleep on a consistent basis.

3) No junk food at all

My brother made it this whole year so far, I figure I might as well start doing that too.  I’ve been actually really good about eating good stuff the past few years.  Although I do have a piece of cake or a cookie or two on occasion.  Sure they are tasty, but the tastyness is just temporary, and there’s healthier stuff that’s quite tasty too.

4) Eat organic for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as often as possible.

It’s just so terrible that even the pretty healthy stuff in the regular food isles has crap like our favorite High Fructose Corn Syrup.  I’m going to make an honest effort to get some tasty organic stuff to chow down on next year.

5) Climb 5.11 consistantly.

This one is going to be a tough one.  As more and more things are revving up at the job, I’m having less and less free time. Hopefully I can continue to code like a monkey and automate a lot of the stuff that takes up my time.

6) Try not to spend too much.

This has been a goal since I’ve been back home off the trail.  So far it’s worked out realy well and I’ve been saving a bunch.  Christmas and winter is a bit tough though and I couldn’t quite keep the spending low for this month.  I got myself skiis, and a down jacket, and new boots.  And since my job is all about phone systems, I couldn’t resist getting 3 new voip phones for playing around at home.

7) Buy a house.

My brother and I have been talking about getting into real estate for a long time now.  We’ve been doing tons of research, learning a whole lot and getting rather interested in finally putting our skills to the test.  Sometime around spring/early summer will probably be the time we start the process.  This goal pretty much goes hand in hand with the previous,  The more we save, the easier it will be to get the whole house thing going.

8) Find a female adventure companion.

This is always an item on the burner, but… if you make it a formal goal it’s more likely to happen.

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