Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Goals

So, a short ways into 2013 and I have no resolutions. But I do have a few goals after looking at my life, my finances and my work and projects, and I can put some goals together, although I've never been good a meeting goals, just always adjusting them.

The first goal is to get my fitness back after the last two years of health issues with the digestive system problems and pinched Siatic nerve, the former a permanent condition for life and the latter a semi-permanent condition for now as time is the only thing that heals it provided I don't make it worse.

So far, it's working, which is walking 5-6 miles 4-5 times a week. Unfortunately, this takes a lot out of me where the walk in the morning means I don't get into working on the Website and projects until late afternoon into the evening. Not the way to be productive.

The second goal is get myself out of the deep hole of debt I'm in from the last 2 years. My debt was manageable and shrinking until two years ago and I invested in my computer system and communications devices for the upstart business that hasn't gone anywhere let alone earn any money.

That's my fault for not working harder on it and the best I can do is give reasons or excuse but neither accomplishes anything. Words don't pay bills. But then I haven't worked hard on the business side of the work, something I plan to improve but no much since I didn't plan the business to be profitable, just legal.

The third goal has been the same the last 3-plus years, finish the Mt. Rainier NP photo guide. Granted it's balloned to something far greater than I envisioned years ago, even imagined was possible, and there's always work to do on it for the rest of my life.

But the goal is to get the basic photo guide done to turn it into a book-style format for users and hopefully a publisher. Like that's not stretching my imagination these days? But I can turn it into some type of e-book or PDF, an iPhone/iPad application/format, and whatever else people need for it.

I want to also work on the rest of the projects around the photo guide. There's years of work there with more project ahead, and yes, the rest of my life. It's why I started it, to spend the rest of my life on it and fit everything else around it.

There is another goal but it's on hold pending the finances and my health. It ran into a wall this last fall over health complications with the treatment and then again this winter with the finances. There's no money to finish it as I'm at the point where money is the only thing preventing me from finishing it.

So, that's it for now and 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Setting up goals is really the best way to start our year. It is a good motivation for us to keep our concentration on the things that we need to prioritize. Being out of debt is what I think the most difficult. It's not an easy change in our lifestyle, but thinking of the reward one's you accomplish it is just worth it. Anyway, you have good goals on your hands and I hope you'll achieve all of it. >Allan Morais< @ PaddonYorke.com