One Year Later

I meant to write this a few days ago to mark the actual anniversary of my sobriety, but I’ve been busy with school and other things and just haven’t had the chance. I figured now was as good a time as any I suppose.

On October 7, 2012, I awoke after my last night of drinking and made a decision: I would give up alcohol. In the beginning, I wasn’t planning on making a huge deal out of it, and thought maybe that I would try it for a few months and eventually return to it. After all, when I returned to Utah in January 2012, I decided to stop drinking, but the fancy bottle of Jose Cuervo in my trunk that had followed me from Connecticut eventually called my name loudly enough that I had to drink it. Continue reading “One Year Later”

It’s Been a Blast

This time two years ago, I was making final preparations to move to Virginia to take part in the Writer Development Program at The Motley Fool. It was a wonderful experience, and led to a great opportunity to work as a freelance writer. This was something that I enjoyed, though even I could admit that I could do better.

Well, now that I am getting set to start grad school later today, it is time for me to focus on school and prepare for whatever my future holds. Unfortunately, this means that I will no longer be a contributing writer for The Motley Fool. Continue reading “It’s Been a Blast”

Decision Made

I have finally decided where I will be going to grad school.

I was going to wait on a decision from the University of Utah, but I figure they would have let me know by now of they were going to offer me admission. Maryland accepted me, but I just think that it would be too cost prohibitive to go there. As much as I love the DC area, I also don’t want to go crazy with new student loans, which I would have to use to cover the difference between the GI Bill and the cost of attendance.

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The “Required Resolution Post – Part 3

Edited by request. Apologies to the requesting party.

For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.

After going over some physical and professional goals for the year, this post will mainly be about some other random things that I hope to accomplish before 2014 is upon us. This is pretty much just a dumping ground for a few things that didn’t fit in with the other eight goals from the previous posts. On with the show!

1) Get Total Remaining Debt Under $10,000
As I mentioned in my first resolution post, I have made paying off debt a resolution every year since I pretty much got in debt in the first place. And while I would have liked to maximize what I paid off last year by spending a whole year at home, I wasn’t nearly as successful as I would have liked. Combine that with the super fun foreclosure on my condo in Connecticut, and my credit is pretty shot for the time being. ‘Murica! Continue reading “The “Required Resolution Post – Part 3”