CV of Justin Lang

Happy New Year and a Set of Personal Goals

Awhile ago I created a 101 list.  It was a listing of 101 things that I wanted to accomplish in 1001 days.  I still have the list and have completed a number of things off the list, but damn if I am am anywhere close to finishing things on it!

While the idea of a 101 list is a great idea, I think 1001 days might be a little to long of a time frame to accomplish things.  “Oh, I have time, I have time”, “I can start that later”.  Then of course I jam packed the list with some pretty crazy expectations. “Replace soda with water”… what the hell was I thinking? I LOVE soda!

I also set some really outrageous monetary goals.  Looking back on it now, those were some pretty awesome pipe dreams. Looking back over the list, I do regret not starting or even trying to accomplish some of them.  Come on, who wouldn’t want to see up Lady Liberties Dress?

So a New Year, a new list.  Call it a new year’s resolution, call it what you want.  I call it my expectations of 2011 in my personal life. So here we go, time to keep things realistic and something to be proud of on December 31, 2011.

  1. Less time in front of the TV and a more focused mind on life and work.
  2. Take better care of myself. ie: doctors, dentist and general mind set.
  3. Put into action some of these crazy awesome ideas I have floating around.
  4. Explore new technologies and hobbies.

These all sound really generalized goals to you.  To me, they mean so much more. There is a bit of interpretation needed in some, but as the year progresses, I’ll be sure to explain each one as it comes off the list. For now, the list will be a sort of living document that will hopefully be expanded on during this first month of 2011.  We’ll see how things go.

For now, make 2011 a Happy, Prosperous and Bright New Year!