1 (2017)

  • Business/Career
    • PT @Starbucks (benefits, etc)
    • Tutoring
    • Prepping for the FSOT
      • June 2017 = test date
      • June - July '17 - Personal Narratives
      • November - January '18 - Oral Assessment
      • A100 orientiation either June 2018 or 2019, depending on clearences.*
  • Studies
    • As a backup, prepare for PhD program @American
      • Re-Take GRE
        • Need tutoring, esp. for quantitative reasoning.
      • Apply Dec. 15, 2017 for Fall 2018.
  • Housing
    • Be able to support house with still only 2 roommates if need be
    • Have following improvements in mind/underway:
      • Backyard
      • Kitchen
      • Fireplace
    • Have everything for my office moved upstairs so I have less distraction while I work/study.
  • Finances
    • Shave 1k off credit card debt
  • Health
    • Be on health insurance
    • Lose 20 lbs (154), minimum
  • Mental Health
    • Be back on bupropion/wellbutrin is necessary
      • Alternately, have a better stress management plan
  • Fitness
    • Deadlift 180+
    • Run a 5k
  • Social/Friends
    • Bi-weekly dinners
      • Themed over a TV show, movie, or holiday
    • Monthly tea parties
      • Seasonal & holiday based
    • Bi-weekly brunches
  • Pets
    • Both animals registered at Banfield
    • Up to date on shots
    • Budgeting for 1 yr flea/tick for both animals
    • Budget for heartworm meds -> Riley (1yr)
    • New litter box for Sushi
      • $40 every 3 months for replacement trays
    • Riley has been through advanced training, sleeps outside of his crate on his bed.
  • Family
    • Be financially independent from my family
  • Recreation/Fun
    • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - May 5, 2017
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming - July 7, 2017
    • Thor: Ragnarok - November 3, 2017
  • Social contribution
    • Weekly volunteer work (animal shelter?)

3 (2019)

  • Business/Career
    • Internship with State Department or CIA (if at American, given requirement of being a student)
    • State Department - Have completed orientation & be on way to first post, if not halfway through 1st post.
      • Hardship post or language/consular post.
  • Studies
    • Progress into 2nd year of Ph. D., if this was route taken.
      • Secure secondary funding
      • Finishing up courses, focusing on actual research only
    • If not in PhD program, have completed at least 6mo. of on-the-job academics & secured at least 1 certification.
    • Duolingo - at least 40% in one additional language.
    • At least one class on Coursera (verified) that relates to things on my resume.
  • Housing
    • If in US
      • Put all household items on subscribe & save
      • Dash buttons
      • Sushi has a large cat tree
      • Have most house projects done.
    • If out of US
      • Have Winterhaven rented out & self sustainable.
  • Finances
    • 3k off credit card debt.
    • Paying significantly on student loans.
  • Health
    • Be settled between 135-155
    • Stick to a primarily Level 7 diet plan, with 2 level 9, & 2 level 10 days a week.
    • Daily running (5 miles, minimum)
  • Mental Health
    • Bupropion -- lowest dose
    • Alternately, stress management plan.
  • Fitness
    • 200+ deadlifts
  • Social/Friends
    • If in US
      • Bi-weekly dinners & brunches (alternating)
      • At least two trips a year with various friends
  • Pets
    • Animals up to date on shots
    • Install wall panels for Sushi (if in US)
  • Family
    • Yearly trip with mom & Steven
    • Visit Dad 2x year min.
  • Recreation/Fun
    • Black Panther - February 16, 2018
    • The Avengers: Infinity War - May 4, 2018
    • Ant-Man And The Wasp - July 6, 2018
    • Captain Marvel - March 8, 2019
    • Untitled Avengers: Infinity War Sequel - May 3, 2019
  • Social contribution

5 (2021)

  • Business/Career
    • FSO:
      • Have completed a hardship post (Beijing)
      • Have completed a language post (also Beijing)
      • Have completed a consular post (possibly Sydney or somewhere in NZ given Beijing's high hazard rating. If not, then Japan)
      • Obtain tenure
  • Studies
    • Be in my fourth year @American (if not FSO)
      • Secure more secondary funding, if needed
      • Focusing on actual research only, be mostly done & ready to graduate.
    • If not in PhD program, have completed at least 9mo. of on-the-job academics
    • Duolingo - at least 60% in one additional language.
    • At least three classes on Coursera (verified) that relates to things on my resume. (two additional to the one obtained in my 3rd year of plan)
  • Housing
    • Living on my own, no roommates.
    • Saving up for tiny cottage/dream house.
  • Finance
    • Tiny house budget: 50k-70k
      • Land & main house not included. Those will be handled in a separate account.
      • All hazard pay & a chunk of regular income going to savings for this project.
      • Tiny house budget will likely largely come from deferring hazard pay into savings.
    • Credit card entirely paid off
    • Easily throwing 1k into student loans/month.
  • Health
    • Invisalign/fix teeth.
  • Mental Health
  • Fitness
  • Social/Friends
  • Pets
  • Family
  • Recreation/Fun
  • Social contribution

10 (2026)

  • Business/Career
    • Be 9 years into FSO, ideally.
      • Tenured, have completed three posts (if not four)
      • Ideal posts on my list: Beijing, Japan (Kyoto or Tokyo), New Zealand or Australia, Iraq.
    • If I went for PhD instead of FSO, then be 3-4 years into FSO, & pursuing current 3-5 year plans to account for career time difference.
  • Studies
    • Have PhD, + possibly 3rd Masters, & completed student internship with State Department/CIA/DoD. (if route taken)
  • Housing
    • Obtained Tiny House! (& land) -- budget wise.
    • Saving up for dream house, possibly ready to put down a down payment.
  • Finance
    • Be entirely debt free
      • (not including debt taken on prior to 2017)
    • Student loans entirely paid off (70k)
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Fitness
    • Run multiple 10ks
    • Have run at least one half marathon
  • Social/Friends
  • Pets
  • Family
    • Take my mom on a vacation 1x/year
  • Recreation/Fun
  • Social contribution
sep 15 2016 ∞
dec 13 2016 +