With 2012 winding down, it’s that time of year again when I get anxious about my future and feel the need to write about it in hopes of subconsciously wiring my brain for another productive chapter in my life.
As usual, I’ll take a look back at my previous goals first and see if I actually hit any of them. I actually don’t remember any of my previous resolutions off the top of my head, which may be good (in that I hit them and moved on) or bad (in that I lost focus and have loose ends to tie up).
Let’s see where I’m at…
1. Get my business in order
I was originally intending to incorporate all my internet endeavors in an LLC and also get an accountant, but decided against both those ideas, mainly because I had zero cash at the time for either service and then SixPrizes got hacked, yada yada…
I’m not sure if I really need either at this point, but it may still be wise to look into them again.
2. Pay taxes
I got a wrap on that and actually figured out how to pay quarterly taxes this time around. Boom shaka laka.
3. Spend money
I’ve saved way more than I’ve spent, but my motto is basically don’t make impulse purchases and abide by these two guidelines:
- I’ll know when I need stuff. It will become obvious.
- Get stuff that enables me to live better. Stuff that creates openings… freedom.
I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s worked really well for me the past year. I live my life mostly to keep options open because I’m terrified of commitment.
So by limiting my expenditures, I have more money to throw around on high quality items that actually do bring value and help enhance my life.
The past year I did buy stuff when it became obvious it would be a good purchase, and I’ve felt really good about my spending habits.
4. Keep a consistent journal
I’ve again bombed on this for the most part. I have kept a very consistent workout journal, but not so much as far as general everyday thoughts.
I think I’m going to accept that sometimes I have the inspiration/urge to write, and other times not. I won’t be forcing this one.
… and with that, I’ll move forward into 2013.
1. Figure out my living situation.
I was originally intending to migrate south for the winter to escape the cold, but decided to stick around in Pennsylvania, partly because my granny was getting old and I wasn’t sure if she’d make it through the winter (which she didn’t, unfortunately), so I wanted to stay around to visit her, partly because I was so focused on 6P stuff that I hadn’t put much 2nd thought into moving, and partly to save money.