Yesterday I realized I met less than half the goals I set a year ago. I think this is largely because I forgot most of them after January, which is about average for an American, if the common stereotypes are to be believed. I don’t like being average. So, what to do? First off, I have to check on them more often. If I at least look at them more often, I’ll remember them more often, and might even work towards them.
- Save a dozen ounces of Silver. Can’t have a retirement or a college fund without savings, and precious metals are where it’s at right now. That might change by the time Joseph gets to college age, but for now they’re returning better percentages than most any other investment.
- Earn the Marksman First Class rating in the NRA High Power Qualification course. This one should be pretty easy, if I can make the time to get out to the rifle range on competition days. I’ve been shooting well enough to earn the title, I just haven’t shot enough matches to get there yet.
- Finish NaNoWriMo again. 50,000 words sounds like a lot, but it isn’t. Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October was 164,000 words, published length. I’m going to add an extra layer of difficulty by doing a full outline and character sketches before November.
- Publish The Dragonslayers. “Finish everything you start.” – Colm Tóibín
- Blog everyday. I feel better prepared for this one this year.
- As part of the blogging, write one sermon every month. God only knows what’ll come of this one.