My New Year's resolutions this year are:
- Set up my own yurt
- Release a product
- Never fly commercial again
So this yurt thing. I love Montana. I’ve been here 8 times in the last 8 years. Can’t get enough of the place. And because I’m always a houseguest, I’m always pushing the mooching/overtsaying limits. My solution is to buy some land and throw a yurt on it. I really don’t know what this entails, but I think that it can all be done for under $100,000.00. The biggest expense is the land. I built a yurt on Pacific Yurts, and figure it would cost me about $12,000 including a cement foundation and basic necessities like a stove. I haven’t looked into power or water sources yet. Ideally I’d find land with a spring. Power I’m not too concerned about. I feel like it would be pretty straightforward this day in age to get some solar panels and a battery. And a generator for emergencies. The only thing I'm concerned about is where the Aga Cooker will go.
If you’re reading this, you probably know that I sell a few products on this site. However, they’re not really mine. The chocolate bars are, but I’ve only had one order and it’s difficult for me to make them on a larger scale. I have, however, been working on T shirts. If you’ve been following my blog, you might have seen the write ups for National Reconnaissance Office Mission Launches. Well, I have several of those patches and have attached them to organic cotton shirts. As of now, they’ll be very limited and unique. No two are the same. Stay tuned.
When I accomplish goal number 3, I will feel so much more relaxed. That’s how I try to look at my goals. Not necessarily the thing itself, but how I’ll feel with the thing. I love traveling, but hate flying commercially. It’s always on the airlines schedule, they’re bound to fuck something up, and it’s such a waste of time. And time is all you really got so don’t waste it. I’m very lucky to have grown up with grandparents that had a plane, shared amongst family members. I’m not trying to brag. It was a hand-me-down from Ted Turner. The seats are made of bison leather and the cup holders have “Ted’s Montana Grill” coasters in them. Thankfully, there’s no wifi. And let me tell you, it is nice. You’re on your own schedule, there’s no Totalitarian Subjugation Acclimators (TSA), and you can bring bombs! I mean liquids, you can bring liquids. Like spring water for brewing gynostemma tea for a relaxing tonic while night flying across the Caucasus. Some of you may bitch at me for environmental reasons. Feel free, but I’ll save that argument for a different venue.
These are three of my goals, and are not necessarily in any order or represent everything I want to accomplish. They also have nothing to do with “New Years.” Every day is the beginning of a new year. If you want to accomplish something, as my old economics teacher in high school used to say, “get after it.” Do things as they come, in the capacity that you can work towards them at that moment. Don’t wait for an arbitrary date. If you do, to me, that means it’s not really a goal. January 1st is just an excuse for us to look at a new beginning. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s no reason to wait 365 days begin anew. Everyday is new. I saw my friend Robin put something on Instagram that said something like “Happy New Now.” She hit the nail on the head. It’s all now. Happy New Year!