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2013 in Review

January 7, 2014

Below is my goal list from 2013 and the outcomes as of December 31st.  This was my first attempt at writing resolutions and having tried it once should make my 2014 list much better

Read 3 major world religious texts(Torah, Koran, Bible) – Failed aside from specific portions of the Bible and Koran

50 books (10 history, 10 brewing or entrepreneurial, 20 classics, 10 misc) – Partial, 40% finished 20 books

Read The Economist cover to cover every week – Partial 80% of issues but listened to audio versions mostly

Chinese study (2 hours per week, including at least one blog post published in Mandarin) – Failed

English grammar (1 hour per week) – Partial 50%, did well January through June

DSVP and charity work (2+ hours per week) – Partial 25%

Refine and expand on this blog and adhere to minimum bi-weekly posting schedule – Partial 50%

Visit at least 3 new countries – Partial 33% just Tanzania was added to the list in 2013

Finish visiting all 50 states (Only Washington and Hawaii remain) – Completed


Hike in at least 5 states – Completed


Complete one significant event per month (significant is at least a half marathon, 50 mile bike, Mountain 3500 m, etc.) – Completed


Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – Completed

Sister and I on the roof of Africa

Complete the Go Ruck Challenge – Completed

Got my patchIMG_1247

Complete 3 triathlons one being a Half Iron – Completed


Finish the car – Completed


Learn to ride my unicycle with a stretch goal of juggling while on the unicycle (clown fall back career) – Failed

Video editing to begin posting some of my GoPro videos – Failed

Backwoods navigation by compass and GPS and outdoor survival skills – Completed


2 new knots a month – Completed

Explore new music (10+ concerts, 5 new favorite albums) –Completed

Spend more time with family – Not sure how I need to measure this but I could have done better

Visit 5 new breweries – Completed


Do more dancing – Failed

Paint a Self Portrait – Completed

Aunt Mary, Me, Mom

I have been thinking about my goals for 2014 in the first week of the year and hope to publish my list by this weekend so I can get started.

  1. Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for following. Your support is greatly appreciated, Looking forward so seeing more from you 🙂


  2. Great job Justin! I can’t wait to read the 2014 list. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank You!

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