My 3 Goals – I Have Come To A Decision

by Aug 8, 2021

Wins & Losses of Goals

Two years ago, I would never have imagined I would be where I am today. Before the pandemic, before working from home. Before taking my income into my own hands and trying this thing freelance style.

It has been challenging; I have failed at times, and I have succeeded at times. For example, I worked a job for a few weeks to help out a guy who could not find workers, and I am now looking again to go back to a full-time job.

Many of my followers will find that hard to believe or even be disappointed in me, but I had a long thought session with myself a few days ago. When I say long, I mean I wrestled with it for over a week. I have concluded that I have proved to myself that I can take my life into my own hands and survive. However, I also know that I don’t need to prove anything to anyone other than myself and maybe my wife.

Goal ONe

I reached the conclusion that I have some pretty intense goals that I want to reach by the age of 40, and I just turned 38. I had three big goals before 40. One, I wanted to own a piece of land of at least 5 acres. I am currently on 3. The amount that I could expand my homestead operation with more land could let me retire from office life forever. 

I am not producing enough on this acreage, which is partly my fault, to achieve what I want. Not to mention the terrible soil quality and the flooding that has become so common this year. I want to go one county north, with higher elevation and better soil than down here in the coastal counties.

I have a desire to create something that I can share with my children as well. To be able to gift them a half-acre or more to build their own house when they get older. Unfortunately, I am realistically not there in my current situation. I have not met with success. That many of the men I call friends have met with over the past two years. I have come to the conclusion that I am alright with that. It just means I need to work harder.

Goal Two

The second goal begins when I am 39 years old. Most of my readers will remember an article I did about the changing seasons of life in September of last year. However, I was not just blowing smoke; I genuinely intend to spend my 40th birthday halfway through a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail.

This is probably my biggest goal that I am determined to hit, and one that will require me to take off for five months and walk through the woods. Although I have a lot of money to make and save before I can take this journey, again, I am not making that now.

Goal Three

The third goal is one I accomplished last week. I published my first book. Yes, it is independent publishing that some authors would still snub their nose at, but it is a massive accomplishment for me. Even if it is hated by readers and my reviews are terrible, I am proud of the fact that I released it. I am proud that I started it and finished it. I am proud of the fact that I will have a physical book, with my words in it, with my picture on the back of it, and the front since I am the model on the cover.

No one can take that from me. So, with one goal down, two remaining, and time running out. I have decided to go back to full-time work. I left the bee yard when they no longer needed me, so I have gone back to office work, which I hated but was good at; the pay is a lot better as well. I will spend the next 21 months working full time, homesteading full time, and homeschooling my children.

Is it a lot of work? Yes. Will I be exhausted? Yes. Will I accomplish my goals? Yes. Sometimes you just have to do whatever it is that you have to do. And If you dream big enough and set your mind to your goals, you should be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish them.


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