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Any New Years resolutions?
Old 12-29-2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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Any New Years resolutions?

2017, my first year of FIRE life, has been so fulfilling. This year: I learned how to blow glass, I travelled to Amsterdam, LA with my daughter, Montreal, Cape Cod for our 25th anniversary, and most notably to Rwanda to drill a water well. I took my family to see Hamilton on Broadway and I met and had a nice chat with Sally Yates.

So, next year?
*My wife and I will be sponsorship directors for a childrenís home in Haiti. We will go there next month to meet the kids and staff.
*Iím volunteering once a week at a homeless day shelter, and Iíd like to get more involved with helping our cityís homeless situation.
*Pottery lessons! And more glass blowing.
*Learn to pen sketch.
*Research what town we will downsize to. And visit one or more.
*Supplement my several day a week bike riding with some Pilates/core work or weightlifting.
*Move toward Spanish fluency (Iíve been on Duolingo for 3 months) and start Haitian Creole lessons.

Whatís on your list?
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:17 PM   #2
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Those sound like great goals for the new year. I wish you the best with them!

Mine are simple:

1) Learn to swim well enough to compete in one of the upcoming competitions with my swim team. Before I can do this I'll have to learn how to dive and do a flip turn, both of which scare the crap out of me.

2) Add some volunteer work to my schedule.

If I can accomplish both of these I'll consider it a successful year.
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I will, once again, swear off refined sugar. For the past few years, I usually do pretty well for several months then slowly slip back to that sweet white devil. The thing is I can feel the harmful inflammation in my joints when I eat sugar products. And once I start in, I crave more and more. Similar to cigarettes or narcotics I would imagine.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:17 AM   #4
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1) I signed up for a yoga class and hope that it will get me on the road to lose weight
and get in shape
2) Planning to do some volunteer work but not yet sure with what organization
3) Clean out the basement-it's a disaster
4) Get more serious about a couple of my hobbies
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:43 AM   #5
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:27 AM   #6
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I make “resolutions” whenever, not tied to the start of each year. Right now:
  • Keep up the cardio, add more resistance and flexibility exercise.
  • Play more golf, lower my handicap.
  • Sell our boat.
  • Overcome winter boredom.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:02 AM   #7
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Shove the last kid out the door sometime next fall...
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:22 AM   #8
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Next year I'll be doing dips and pull ups with zero assistance.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:21 PM   #9
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I resolve not to make resolutions.
+1. Started that about ten years back.

Doesn't mean I don't strive for self improvement. This year, I committed (successfully) to being regular vol at the local soup kitchen. For 2018, I plan on improving my very limited Spanish language skills in advance of some south of the border travel in 2019.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:33 PM   #10
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My resolution for 2018 is to make sure it's my last full year of w*rk before RE.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:09 PM   #11
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I'm gonna blow more dough than I did this year!
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Mainly try to lose another 5 pounds, but at a minimum don't regain any of the 20 that I lost in 2017.
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I resolve not to keep any resolutions.
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Slow down.
Call instead of text.
Be more kind and generous.
Absorb more Vitamin D.

Invest more money.

Teach DS to Ski, ice skate and generally how to have a good time. Love DD as much as possible and show DW the appreciation deserved.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:52 PM   #17
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I've spent too much time on YouTube this year, so I plan to:

1 - Cut way back on YouTube
2 - Get into the workshop every day, even if it's only 15 minutes
3 - Catch up on my backlog of books waiting to be read
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:15 PM   #18
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The same ones that I have been trying to do for a while
- eat healthier
- exercise more
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I'm going to run 5k every day for january. I've done 2+ miles each day in December, so barring injury I should have no problems.

I have a trip Feb1 so this should help put holiday indulgences well behind me in time for it.
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+1 every year and have never broke it yet.
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