It's 2015! I can't believe it's already been almost 3 years since I left sunny glorious Sydney, and almost 2 years since I moved to Boston from San Francisco. You might think that I've lived my life backwards, that I must be mistaken, that I have lost my way. After all - why wouldn't I want to have a 9am-11pm high-paying high-stress job riding around in jet planes, black cars and worrying about whether I've colored the cells in my spreadsheet the appropriate blue for Mr. Multi-Billionaire CEO?
Most of my days working at a bank were all a blur, filled with super urgent, critically confidential tasks for me to complete (or else the world would explode). Some days stand out more than others. One of the highlights was meeting James Packer, one of the richest people in Australia (more than US$4 billion dollars today according to Forbes). I helped him with financials for some casinos he owned over the course of a few months in 2011. Every time we met, he was stressed. His face was bright red, and he looked like he had eaten only pizza and ice cream for 10 years straight. I thought to myself, if I ever had that much money, I hope I don't end up like him.
Anyway, I'd better get back to the point of this post. My goals for 2015! Here is the top 10 list of what I want to focus on this coming year. If you find me spending too much time on anything else, just slap me:
- Listen to more music
- Regularly blog
- Work on our start-up - Allston Rock Records
- Get a puppy
- Commit to a dance team
- Pick up fancy web design & Photoshop skills
- Cook more, and eat less packaged food
- Be more social
- Keep up with friends
- Travel. Anywhere.
Oh, and I just wanted to mention this inspiring podcast that I've just started listening to that you might enjoy if you're into stories and NPR. It's a documentary of podcast startup. You can find more information at @podcaststartup or on SoundCloud. It's about a guy leaving a steady job to pursue his dream of podcasting and confiding his process along the way. It's honest and engaging. Maybe Stephen will start one for @PsySpiesBand?
That's all for tonight. Until next time. :)