Goodbye, 2009. Hello, 2010.

A couple days late, but here we go.

Out with the old. I have this general feeling from lots of friends that 2009 was not a great year for them. I tend to agree. When I think about my past 12 months, I get a feeling of… meh. But when I try to articulate why it was so bad, I’m reminded of the really great stuff too. Here’s some of the highlights.

  • I didn’t have a job the whole year and still got by OK
  • I went to Chile for a month in February
  • I got rid of most of my possessions fitting everything I own into my van
  • I travelled the USA for four months
  • I saw old friends from Atlanta (and elsewhere) for the first time in several years
  • I made new friends all over the country and in other countries
  • I got a new laptop, 2 cameras and phone
  • I turned 30
  • My dog, Civ, turned 9
  • I got rid of all but 1 of my cameras
  • I continued The Resistance Army with Bookis
  • I started Less Than Three with Bookis and Tj
  • I met and started dating Stacey

Not all bad. Actually pretty decent. But I still feel like I wasn’t very happy or fulfilled. So that’s this year’s plan: bust ass, get lots done, feel good about myself.

This is a more detailed list of goals, what some people call resolutions. (Originally published at ListYourList.)

Let’s call them Goals, because you’re on your way once you set your goals.

  • Get out of debt
  • Get a job
  • Get a house
  • Build a wild edibles map app… or enlist someone else to
  • Build a dam wiki… or enlist someone else to
  • Sell 30 shirts / month
  • Publish 6 issues of a new online magazine
  • Get an activity stream aggregator / publisher working
  • Never burn another CD or DVD
  • Read at least one book / month
  • Get to TODO ZERO at least once
  • Stay put, don’t travel so much

Twenty Ten, The Year of Personal Jet-packs, my personal Year of Hustle. Get into it.

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