I wrote these down before moving to Spain to frame and focus my time on living an authentic life, and to hold myself accountable along the way. 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 particular 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 – or more importantly the values and themes I wanted to prioritize over that period of time – brought into sharp contrast my priorities at the time but also the changes I needed to make in my life to prioritize moving forward what was truly important to me. After that it just takes the courage and faith to act.