(Re)Starting Over

I’ve thrown out all my old posts except for my first one. I’m keeping that memo about why I began this blog to begin with, but starting all over (again), and that means tossing out the previous posts. There weren’t many of them so its not like I deleted any exceptional advice in there.

I’m rounding out my list of New Year’s Resolutions and will have them up sometime next week. Sneak Preview of a couple of items:
– Keep up with this blog (Shocker)
– Make serious progress on small business ideas
– Develop a side income stream of any size

Other items include things like reading more and carving out set times for practicing certain skills. There will be a whole list of financial goals as well, which may eventually make its way into its own separate post.

My To-Do List for over the Christmas break:
– Post here twice
– A complete reinstall of my Laptop OS and important software
– A complete back up and organization effort of all my important documents and files
– Make some decisions about whether to and how to expand this blog.
– Spend the time making that expansion happen.

I’ll probably talk to my family somewhere in there, too.

Have a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you’re celebrating.


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An Early Start to NY Resolutions

Recently I lamented the somewhat sudden death of this blog.

I did this as I lamented my poor performance on the goals that I had set for myself on this blog. Its no secret that my poor performance posting on this platform, designed for public accountability, accompanied poor follow through on the goals I wanted to achieve.

Timing is huge for all sorts of things – finances, relationships, careers, etc -, so lucky me that these lamentations come right around New Year’s Resolution time.

I’ve never really developed a list of resolutions before – or at least not that I intimately recall. This year I’ll be changing that.

I’m afraid that I’ll have too many things on the list, but I’m not going to dull down my ambitions because of that. I won’t subscribe to the Homer Simpson notion that “trying is the first step towards failure”.

So, while the list may end up huge, I am going to make a list of things to achieve in the new year and it will surely be long. After Christmas passes I’ll revisit my original blog post discussing why I started this thing to begin with, and then add my new list to it (minus some of the more personal items I don’t or can’t share with a mass audience). Anonymity can make accountability hard, but the desire for personal excellence ought to be enough to make me forge ahead.

So, off we go in the end of this year and the beginning of a new life. I hope you’ll join (or stick around if you’ve been here before) the ride.

– SF30

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Starting All Over Again

I recently turned 30.

As thrilling as I’m sure that sounds – 30 apparently comes with some heavy realizations for me. Mainly that I’m poor and wandering aimlessly.

I have ideas of where I want to be – but getting those opportunities is, unfortunately, a giant waiting game. But, I’m lucky to have a job right now. However, I’m also stupid about my finances and am not really tackling the tasks of doing anything to enhance my future profitability with any sort of zeal.

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