Life Quest Goals

Overall life goals:

  1. Financial stability.
    1. Keep a certain amount of money in savings.
    2. Avoid debt.
      1. Pay off mortgage.
      2. Don’t buy things on credit.
    3. Save for retirement.
  2. Enjoy the best health I can.
    1. Maintain a healthy weight.  (“Normal” on a BMI chart, even though that’s not really that useful a measure.)
    2. Keep up an exercise program.  (It not only helps the weight, it also helps the asthma.)
      1. Exercise seven days a week.
        1. Run five days a week.
        2. Lift weights two days a week.
      2. Don’t eat crap.
        1. Eat a vegetarian-leaning-towards-vegan diet heavy on the fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.
      3. 10,000 steps a day!
  3. Career-related goals.
    1. Continue to learn new things. (Get back on certification track?)
    2. Answer questions on tech-related stack exchange sites.
  4. Personal enjoyment goals.
    1. Spend more time with family.
    2. Spend more time with friends and pets.
    3. Travel.
    4. Indulge my love of art, music, and writing.
    5. Give to charity and help people.

Current Goals:

  • Break 20,000 rep points on Server Fault.
  • Lose [redacted] pounds to reach a goal weight of [redacted].
  • Upgrade employer’s internal infrastructure.
  • Contribute the legal maximum to my 401K.
  • Produce a good, solid novel outline.
  • Finish a 5K in under 35 minutes between now and July 4 of next year.  (This should be doable;  my MLKDay Drum Run time was 33:51.)

Past Accomplishments:

  • Visited New York City with my sister.  (August 2016)
  • Broke 15,000 rep points on Server Fault.  (August 3, 2016)
  • Microsoft MVP for 2015 and 2016 (January 1, 2015)
  • 10,000 points on Server Fault. (April 13, 2015)
  • Finished a 5K race. (9/30/12)
  • Finished a 10K race.  (7/4/13)
  • Knocked 8 minutes off previous year’s Peachtree time! (7/4/2014)
  • Finished a half-marathon (9/26/15)
  • Lost 125 pounds (2010)
  • [Redacted] in liquid savings  (March 2016)
  • Debt-free except mortgage (2013)
  • Visited Seattle (2014)
  • Visited Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale) (2011)
  • Visited Santa Fe (2009)

Future Goals:

  • Pay off mortgage.
  • Finish (and sell) novel.
  • Sell movie script.
  • Buy Pueblo pottery and/or Navajo weaving
  • Travel:
    • US locations:
      • San Francisco
      • Savannah
      • Saint Augustine
    • Non-US locations:
      • England (as an adult–we went when my father was stationed in Germany)
      • Germany (as an adult)
      • Israel
      • Japan