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2020 Goals

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Photography Goals
To engage in the broader conversation
Politics?
Climate change?
Diversity?

Continue the 1SE
Improve video skills

Travel Goals
Knoxville in the spring
Central Alabama in March and October
Somewhere warm in the Season of Sickness and Death
Expand my range: Kentucky, Atlantic Coast, Texas, ???

Health Goals
Lose weight
Bicycling
Kayaking
Hiking
Improve my diet

Relationship Goals
Boundaries need to be redrawn
Good sex

Land Goals
It is time to start looking

Financial Goals
Positive cash flow
Side hack

Spiritual Goals
Continue to meditate and practice mindfulness.

Misc Goals
Practice ukulele
Drum more

There are many goals listed. Over the coming weeks these will be refined.

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500 Days: jr’s big mess

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The magnitude of the task

is part of what I’m up against.  So much stuff.

Check out my office I’ve been collecting things there for 30 years.

My Office

 All this (other than the furniture) has to be cleaned out by the end of this project.  I know it is hard for you to believe, but I’ve done a lot in there all ready.

The Garage

Garages tend to become storage areas and mine in no exception.   Gotta be cleaned up.  The stuff has to go.  How does your garage look?

The Shop

Almost all of this has to be tossed, donated, sold, or sent home with its owner.  There are some tools I’ll take with me on the road and I’ve already taken away some large items.
What do you think?  About average?  Worse that most?

I’m facing a common problem. When I look at the magnitude of what has to be done I’m overwhelmed and do nothing.  The ‘How Much I Need to Accomplish’ story my mind tells me keeps me from doing anything.

How do you deal with this situation?  This is what I am trying?

I try to ignore the big picture and just look at one little thing.  If I can stay in the present and focus on that one thing I can usually get that done.

“How do you eat an elephant? …Bite for bite.”

The incremental approach isn’t usually the most efficient approach.

Sometimes I can’t seem to pick out one thing to do out of all of it. That is what often happens when we have too many things to do. In that case my default is to do the closet thing to me or go find things to throw away.

I know to break large jobs down into small manageable pieces. I’m still in the process of making and prioritizing my lists with measurable goals  and a timeline.  However, I don’t want to fall into the trap of spending all my time planning and none of my time doing.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.~ William Morris

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“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”

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500 Days: Too old?

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So I was reading You’re Never Too Old to Follow a Dream because I often hear that I’m too old for this dream.  It comes in many forms. Mostly questions.

  • What if you have a stroke/heart attack (pick a catastrophic illness)?
  • How can you leave your job?
  • How will you make ends meet?
  • What about the cost of fuel?
  • How will you survive?
  • At your age how can you sell and give away all your things?
  • What about security in your old age?
  • Where will you live when you’re too old to live in a motor home?
  • (One of my personal favorites)  What if SOMETHING happens?  Something is never specified it is always the nebulous unknown thing.

Of course I know that is a load of crap.  There are a lot of people my age and older living full time on the road.  None the less, there are times when I hear my own mind asking the same questions.   There are times when my self limiting thoughts are difficult to silence.
I have to remind myself that one is never too old to have dreams and to pursue those dreams.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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500 Days: Progress report

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Day 4
Weekly Progress Report

What have I managed to do?

Launched this project
Car is fixed and out of the shop
Got some boxes and put them in the shop.  Later I’ll fill them and donate some of them to charity and others (tools) will be things I’m keeping for the road trip.
Sorted through some papers. It is amazing how ‘important’ papers accumulate. Then somehow they move from being important to being garbage while they are safely filed away.
Threw some things out that needed to go.
I maintained my other projects.
Worked on the jeep window problem.  Just a little more to do on that if I am lucky.

Not a lot I know.

If I don’t pick up the pace I won’t ever drive away in a motor home. I am not going to beat myself up over it though.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao-tzu