This is the City and County of Denver building, all lit up for Christmas. Obviously, it was a drive-by photo, and not a good one.
I am hoping to find time over the weekend to write up a plan and goals for 2014. I also hope to write down what I want for the rest of my life. Now that the crisis is over with that horrible job situation, I feel like I am working happily, but drifting sort of aimlessly toward retirement. I was even ambivalent about retiring at all, but I think I have changed my mind. I want to retire at 65, and that is only 3 years away.
I want to sell my house and move into a condo. I no longer enjoy homeowner tasks such as shoveling snow, pulling weeds, and mowing the lawn. More importantly, I no longer enjoy wondering how long the furnace is going to last, and how much longer I can squeeze by without painting the outside of my house.
I am very goal oriented. If I don’t have a goal on the horizon, I feel like I am just wandering. For many years, I had the goals of getting through school. Then I began my adult-onset athlete activities. I always had a race I was training for. I am likely to register for an August triathlon as soon as registration is open. I think my days of long distance running or even walking are over. I know I can still run 3 miles – even after swimming a half mile and biking 12 miles. I never thought I would do a sprint distance again, but I would be happy to at this point.
I think I may be drifting into morbid reflection. I am happy that this is a new day, and I have a job I love to go to. I am ecstatic that I have a weekend ahead. And thank God there is a new year, all fresh and new, on the horizon.