The wrecking is complete, please continue the checking:
So I think that in my last post I basically covered numbers three and four of my prioritization process, but for the sakes of continuity, repetition and closure, I’ll cover them once more:
3. After that, I’m going to put those groups into an order of priority – which ones I want to get/achieve first
So the process I ended up following was making kind of a spectrum of my priorities. I put the “Gig” list at one end: decisions too big and all-encompassing to make right now; and the smaller stuff from the “Have”s list (clothes, etc.) at the other end: things that are too small to worry about right now. I’ll count on the muse to move me to buy new jeans; I don’t need to plan that out.
In the middle are the achievable goals that require some sort of planning or preparation: the Catskill 3500 Club winter patch and, to a lesser extent the Adirondack 46ers patch. As I said in yesterday’s post, the former has more stringent time-constraints, and the latter will have to be stretched over such a long time-horizon that it’s not worth my time to fully plan that goal out in detail right now.
Other things that fall into the middle of the list are the MAT and the iPhone. Both of which are “just do it” items.
4. Then (I may skip that last step and go directly to this one) I’m going to figure out a couple of long- and short-term life goals and start moving toward them. Inexorably.
I didn’t precisely skip #3 and go to #4, instead adding a #2a in there as well, but I think you got the picture.
As to moving – inexorably – toward these goals:
Today (Tuesday – I’m a night-blogger, remember?) I put the 3500 Club mountains into a spreadsheet and organized them by area of the Catskills, after removing the mountains I’ve already climbed in the winter. I then highlighted them on my maps in blue and have started a list of which mountains can be climbed together and which can only be climbed by themselves.
I also emailed one of the hostels in Lake Placid requesting a reservation for a bed this Friday night. I plan to climb Whiteface and Esther mountains in the Adirondacks on Saturday (and make it home in time for my parents’ anniversary dinner Saturday night at 7).
Tomorrow (Wednesday, which is today for you, dear reader), I plan to call the schools that offer the MAT and book myself a seat at the next convenient testing.
I’ve already been on the Apple website and filled out my information for the iPhone, as well as spoken to several people about their feelings on iPhone vs. Google Android. I still need to figure out how to get Apple to let me keep my 202 area code phone number, even though my primary service area will be in NJ. That may take a few days.
So that’s it, dear reader. Maybe I’ll give you some of my rationale behind all these decisions in Thursday’s post. And maybe not. Stay tuned.