Here it is! The List 3.0

Time to kick this into high gear!

I’m putting the list up and starting the clock. The list is active today, January 5, 2015 and will expire on October 2, 2017. Again, 1001 days is just less than three years. My intention is to get 41 of the goals accomplished by the end of the 1001 days. On previous list, I’ve only been about to get about 25 checked off. That changes today!

There is a lot of travel in this list. I’m in a unique part of the country that puts a lot of great sites within “weekend road trip” distance. I want to take advantage of that while I’m here. I’ve cut the financial section down to goals I think I can manage. The ultimate goal is to be debt free (credit cards, bills) and start saving. I’ve also included an “extra” section at the end where I’m going to add goals as I go along. I tried to be as specific as possible with the 101 in the list, but there may be others that pop up and I want to be sure they get logged.

Please, check out the list after the jump and tell me what you goals you are setting this year!

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The List 3.0 is Complete!

wpid-2015-01-03-14.54.49.jpg.jpegIt’s done!

I finished my next set of goals! This is the third time I’m trying the “101 in 1001” format. It’s a manageable number and decent amount of time to get goals accomplished. Each time I cross more of the list. My friend Jessica and I started this back in college. Sadly, there are a few goals from the first list that keep getting dragged into a new list.

Now that the third version is done, I’m going to take a few days and edit it down. There are some extra goals just outside the 101 that I think I can squeeze in. There are a few goals that have been dragged up from the first list that I should just let go (like learning to play the guitar).

My last list only saw 25 goals get accomplished. I need to raise that number. There are a couple of goals on the third list that can be easily crossed off once I start. It’s good to have a couple of ringers on there to get the moment going.

Each time I make a list, I try to make goals that are constructive. A lot of the financial goals in the past haven’t been fulfilled. I’m trying to keep the goals small and doable. Instead of saying I’m going to “Get in better shape,” I’ll make a goal of “Going to the gym once a week” or “Meet with a personal trainer.”

A lot of the goals are very “New Year’s Resolution-y.” By not tying them down to this year, I’m hoping to get a lot more accomplished. I hope to have The List 3.0 up soon!

What goals are you setting for yourself? Are the resolutions for the new year or for a new life?

New computer

I had to bite the bullet and buy a new computer. Not my proudest moment. I went from being militantly Mac to buying a PC. My new ASUS laptop was cheap, holds a charge and connects to the internet. Three things my 7-year-old PowerBook G4 was not and could not.

A laptop under $400 isn’t the most powerful, but it’s getting the job done.

This covers another check on my List 2.0. I’ll take it. I’m saving up for a new Mac desktop.

Until then, I’ll be a PC guy.