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June 3, 2015 12:00 AM | Hide footnote links

Prioritizing and Reaching Goals

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Part of me feels like I'm making such slow progress on this website, but another part of me is just amazed I've been able to get so much done. I'm really liking my issue tracking system,1 though it needs some serious cleanup.

The other day I stumbled across this blog: Mr. Money Mustache.2 It's about this dude who retired when he was 30, and it's got all this great financial advice. I found it quite inspiring. (Just like when I discovered Nerd Fitness) I definitely want to do a better job at saving money. It's not like I'm struggling in any way, but I just think it's good to save up.

I feel like I have so many things I want to do, and not nearly enough time to get them all done. And I keep setting goals and failing to reach them. Or it just takes me five years. My mom even found an old cross-stitch that I got when I was 12 that I never finished!3 I am working on it again though. Right now I'm trying to:

And I'm sure there are more things. I guess it mostly just seems like normal, adult things, and for the most part I'm doing pretty well at that. I just need to remind myself that I can't get everything done every day. And I need to remember that the number 1 most important thing for me is to get enough sleep. When I don't have enough sleep, everything else just falls apart and I get headaches like crazy. And this is where I'm going to stop this blog post, because I really do need to go to sleep.

  1. That issue tracking system was written in C and will probably never see the light of day again. ↩

  2. Whoa, origins of my early retirement goals ↩

  3. Give it five more years, you'll get there (: ↩