Looking Forward

I’m getting ready for my golden birthday; 28 on March 28th. This birthday has made me think more about what I want to accomplish in my life than any I’ve had yet. The big takeaways are: I want to create authentic content, while still being an accomplished person athletically. I want to be an athlete journalist.

One big goal is to do a big wall climb, starting seriously training when I’m 30. The other is to start to accumulate other freelance content gigs, perhaps eventually amassing enough to have my own media house and/or business.

I’ve been in Portland for a while now, and it’s time for me to make some decisive decisions. One of which involves committing to moving. My places are either up towards Seattle or out to Salt Lake. I’m not sure which one it’ll be yet, but I’m currently leaning towards Salt Lake because of the quality of snow and rock, and because of the cost of housing.

It also means that I need to keep track of my progress, and create a project from this effort. I’ll be brainstorming in the coming months about what I want to do with it… Money is a factor as well. Gathering content accounts will be essential to making my life supportable. In the mean time, I’ve started selling things on ebay and have had a lot of success with that. I want to go to some thrift stores and start being that person that shops around for gems that I can then turn around and sell for profit.

These plans combine everything I really love and feel passion for. I have a good feeling about 28.