I wrote these down before moving to Spain in 2019. The goals – some vague, some specific – are in no particular order, and unlike past ones, the process and journey are of more import than any end point or destination.
- Climb Denali
- Run UTMB ✅
- Speak Spanish fluently
- Play Moonlight Sonata’s three movements
- Be a skilled outdoorsman
- Have a home in the mountains with a fireplace, wood stove, bookshelves and garden
- Entertain with storytelling and conversations
- Build and create
- Have a small family, prioritizing travel, experiences, non-traditional education & time together
- Write a book/memoir
Thinking about who and where I wanted to be in 10-years time – as well as the values and themes I wanted to prioritise over that time – brought into sharp contrast my priorities at the time (work, money, “success,” etc.). But it also highlighted the changes I needed to make in my life if I wanted to prioritise what was truly important to me. After that, it just takes the courage and faith to act.