New Years Resolutions (2008)

Tue Jan 1, 2008 7:48:11 pm by Dustin
Filed under General, Household, a little about life

Well it is that time of the year when one is supposed to say ‘Happy New Year’ to everybody and make a list of those things which should change in their life. So, Happy New Year folks. Also here is my progress report and next step list:

  • Buy a house/condo – Still on my list of things to do.
  • Get my murdercycle endorsment – I am actually planning on taking the classes this winter, so I have a bike this upcoming season.
  • Website – We will see.
  • Learn personal finance – I am going to call this one complete. I think I have a grasp of the concept I wanted to get and have laid out a plan and goals for where I want to be and how to get there.
  • Get more in shape – I got a bit lazy, followed with getting out of the habit of running and/or lifting in the last few months. I am going to start doing all this again.
  • Stop those bad habits – Habits are hard to break, but I am working on it.
  • Be better with phone calls – I am impressed how lazy I can be some times to not even pick up the phone. ugg.
  • Learn about Financial Engineering – As a follow up goal to learning about personal finance, I have found I am fascinated with financial engineering – the process of using computer track the stock market. Think of this as a way to have computers do half of the job of the analysis. Holy crap it is fascinating.
  • Continue reading – This is not really a ‘resolution’ since I do this regularly now with no hope of stopping. Financial engineering is definitely on the reading list, but any topic is fair game as long as I find it interesting.
  • Post more – I got lazy and busy with other things in the last few months and my exercising, habits, and this site – among other things – took a back seat. I am going to try to get 10-15 posts a month.

That looks like a good list. If I put the bar too high, I will not accomplish anything.


  1. Ray

    “Do this more”, “do that less”.

    Without clearly defined metrics you’re destined to fail… or succeed, but neither of which will mean anything.