I have made some progress on my list of 29 things to do while I’m 29. I keep intending to write about the things that I am accomplishing, but it keeps not happening.
But probably not.
The accomplishment that will pretty much define 2012 (I assume, until something bigger and crazier comes along) is
26. Decide whether I want to pursue accounting as a career, and then act accordingly
I have decided. My answer is yes.
Which means that for the next two years or so, I am not going to have the time or the money to do a lot of things I would like to do. But it’s all in pursuit of greater happiness (and greater finances hopefully, damn) at the end.
I am still very concerned that a year from now I will decide that I hate accounting and that this whole thing has been a huge, expensive mistake. But, I can’t really imagine staying in my current career track for too much longer, so things need to change regardless. Becoming a CPA doesn’t generally hurt people.
With my decision, there are several items on my list that I know I will not be able to accomplish in 2012. They are:
1. Double (at a minimum) each my seven project-specific savings accounts
17. Read a total of 75 books
19. Write the first draft of my next novel
22. Save at least $500 to for Benson’s care
So far, I have crossed nine things off the list, including some pretty big ones, like refinancing my mortgage, starting a Roth IRA, and, of course, taking an accounting class. Several items are also pretty well on track.
I know I won’t be able to cross everything off the list, but I hope I can make a little more progress over the next seven and a half months.
But I am about to take two 3-credit hour classes over eight weeks, so anything that requires any kind of time investment will probably have to wait.