2014 looks like its going to be shot down the tubes. I’m not getting much of a raise and my annual bonus was eaten by my tax bill. I thought that I wouldn’t worry about money this year, but it turns out that I’m wrong.
To quell my anxiety, because I feel depressed today, and despite it being 15 below outside, I’ve decided I’m going to take a flight of fancy. I’m going to build a list of things I wanted to do in chronological/tangible order
– Get a dog (German Shepherd mix)
– Replace the windows in my house
– Buy a new phone.
– Buy a queen-sized bed
– Build a firepit in my backyard
– Buy microphones and recording equipment to record music
– Buy furniture for my bedroom
– Throw away the broken dishwasher (one of my roommates reminded me of its existence today)
– Convert the dishwasher space to cabinet space and tear out the cabinets over the refrigerator
– Buy a bigger refrigerator
– Cut down the dead branches on my tree and away from my power lines
– Buy a heater for the garage
– Replace the hot water heater
– Replace the bathtub
– Buy a newer car
– Replace my wardrobe
– Start going out/dating again
– Refresh my circle of friends
– Get married
– Learn to hang glide
– Take up archery
– Learn to cross-country ski
– Try a biathalon on a buddy’s farm
– Perform a decathlon
– Breakdance in my basement
– Build a curling team
– Build a tree house in my front yard
– Build a woodshop in my garage and turn in to Norm from New Yankee Workshop.
– Travel to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
– Travel to India
– Travel to New Zealand
– Travel to Madagascar
– Go to Hawaii
– Go to Maine and Nova Scotia
– Celebrate Carnival in Rio de Janero, Trinidad, and New Orleans
– Ride horseback through Patagonia
– Climb the mountains of Chile
– Go to South Africa
– Travel to Cuba and Iran
– Go to Hong Kong
– Tour the world’s second largest island: Papua New Guinea
– Go to Antarctica (Why? Isn’t Minnesota enough?)
– Visit Iceland with my friend Charlie
– Enter myself, Lucas and Andrew in the World Series of Poker Main Event and see who goes furthest
I feel better now.
I had no idea I had so many dreams and aspirations until I wrote them all down!
Alas, time to return to my Minnesota winter, my desk and my work.