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Life Goals: My Epic Quests

Dragon Forged means of highest quality, and that is exactly what I going to become.

Google Document version here

There are 8 sections to my epic quest. Some are currently in progress while others are still in the planning stages.

Blue text means completed but relapsed and needs to be re-achieved, Red with strike through means Achieved! 

1. Physical Fitness (Str, Dex, Con, Sta):

Ultimate Goal: Have complete control over my body's movements and my personal eating habits. Look and feel confident in the body that I have crafted for myself.

Health [Con] (Happy, healthy, uninjured body. Eat Healthy 80% of the time)

1. Drop body fat below 18% (3/13/15)

1a. Drop body fat below 17%

2. Drop to 165 lbs (2/19/2015)

2a. Drop below 160 lbs (3/13/15)

2b. Drop to 155 lbs

Strength [str] (Functional Strength: Inspiration- Gymnast, Spartan,  Consistently got to the gym 3 times a week)

1. Bench-Press my body weight (160ish) (160lbs 2/20/14)

1a. Bench Press 1 1/4 x my bodyweight (200ish) 

2. Squat my bodyweight (160ish) (170lbs2/23/15)

2a. Squat 1 ¼ x my bodyweight (200ish) (205lbs 3/25/15)

2b. Squat 1 1/2 x my body weight (240ish)

3. Shoulder Press 50% my body weight (80lbs) (1/2/15)

3a. Shoulder Press 75% my BW (120lbs) (120lbs 3/2/15)

3b. Shoulder Press my BW (160lbs)

4. Do 12 consecutive pull ups (2/16/15)

4a. Do 15 consecutive pull ups (3/4/15)

4b. Do 20 consecutive pull ups

5. Pull ups with + ¼ of my BW attached (40lbs) (2/16/15)

5a. Pull ups with + ½ of my BW attached (80lbs)

6. Dip with + ¼ of my BW attached (40lbs) (4/14/14)

6a. Dip with + ½ of my BW attached (80lbs)

7. Do 40 consecutive push ups (40 2/22/15)

7a.Do 45 consecutive push ups (45 3/2/15)

7b. Do 50 consecutive push ups (50 3/9/15)

7c. Do a one arm push-up

8.Do 5 Handstand Pushups [against wall] (3/7/2015)

8a. Do 8 Handstand Pushups

9. Do 1 Muscle Up [Kipping] (3/27/2015)

9a. Do 5 Muscle Ups

10. Do 1 Full Piston Squat

11. Do 1 Freestanding Handstand Pushup

12. Do a ‘Human Flag’

13. Do a Planche

Agility/ Dexterity & Endurance [Dex, Sta]

1. Consistently (for 3 whole months) get 10,000 steps per day on my Fitbit/ average 10,000 per day per week

2. Reduce My 5k Time: completed in under 24m (DONE! 3/29/15)

1. Cupid’s Crawl- 27m:12s (2/14/15)

2. Hornet Hustle- 22m: 56s (3/29/15)

3. Complete an Obstacle Race

1. Rugged Maniac NC (5/16/2015) SIGNED UP! 

Balance & Flexibility [Dex, Sta]

1. Hold a free-standing handstand for at least 10 seconds

Parkour/ Free Running Tricks [str, Dex, Sta]

  1. Full Kong

  2. Wall Spin

  3. Front Flip

  4. Back Flip

  5. Climb Up

  6. Vault

  7. Cat Leap

 

2.Financial: (Wis, Cha)

Ultimate Goal: Financially free forever. No net debt, plenty of money in savings/ investments in reserve to be able to handle anything unexpected and to be able to live and travel comfortably. Be able to sustain myself through only the interest generated through my accounts. Have enough in short term savings for 1yr of living expenses, and enough in long term for 5+ years.

Savings/ Emergency Fund (~$1,800 per month)

1. Saved 3 months of living expenses: $5,400 (2/27/15)

2. Saved 6 months of living expenses: $10,800

3. Saved 9 months of living expenses: $16,200

4. Saved 12 months of living expenses: $24,300

Student Loans

1. -$4,990 @ 3.15% (2.68% after Tax) 2/17/15

2. -$23,530 @ 6.55% (5.57% after Tax) 2/17/15

Current Goal: Payoff an extra +$200- $300 per month 2/17/15

Car Loan (2010 Honda Civic)

1. -$15,938 @ 4.19%

Investments

1. Retirement Accounts: Roth IRA (Need to Open)

2. Portfolio: Vanguard Balanced Index Fund: $477 3/10/15

2.1 Money in Investment accounts: $500

2.2 Money in Investment accounts: $750

2.3 Money in Investment accounts: $1,000

Accounts to Open Health Savings Account & Roth IRA

 

3. Career: (Int, Wis, Cha)

Ultimate Goal: Become the Best Art Teacher that I can be utilizing STEAM, life applications, and gamification. Hold a full licensure in all STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Possibly also become a certified personal trainer, and/or computer programer. Current 4year (2 left) Time clock before I start thinking about other jobs.

Work Goals

1. Gameified classroom/ economy

1. Jobs and Classroom Management- Class store

2. Levels and scaled lessons (scaffolded)

3. Badges and symbols of achievement (test- replacements)

Classroom

1. Technology- get more computers/tablet

2. Social Media -twitter, vine, Instagram, Facebook (9/15/14)

3. Classroom Economy Game- app?

Update my own

1. Resume/CV (2/28/15)

2. Website (2/28/15)

 

4. Intellectual/ Education: (Int, Wis)

Ultimate Goal: Never stop learning or improving myself.

Skills to Learn

1. Coding- Build my app/ website?

1a. Take a class at PCC to help begin to learn code

2. HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Educational/ Licences

1. STEAM Licence

1a. Science[Middle grades]

1b. Computer/ Tec Ed.

1c. Engineering,

1d. Art (5/2013)

1e. Mathematics [Middle grades]

2. Physical/ Health Education Licence

Languages to Learn:

1. Spanish, French, or German

Just for Fun:

1. Gymnastics/ Parkour

2. Sewing/ Fashion

3. Art of Charm Class in LA

4. Juggling/ “Magicâ€

 

 

5. Lifestyle: (Int, Cha)

Ultimate Goal: Be able to travel, and maintain my own space that allows me to express myself fully the way I have always wanted to. Maintain and own my own home, and customize it to my fitness, artistic, and personal preferences.  

Personal Goals/ Bucket List

1. Travel:

1a. Europe (England, France, Germany)

1b. Visit the Alphonse Mucha Museum (Czech Republic)

1c. Art of Charm Class in LA

2. Possessions: Clear the Clutter- Giveaway/ sell anything that hasn’t been used or worn in 1 yr

3. Just for Fun:

1. Turn a room into an Adult Ball Pit.

4. Take a sewing class/ Learn to sew

5. Take a gymnastics class/ learn how to flip

6. Go snow boarding

Family/ Friends

1. Road Trip by myself?  

2. Road trip with my brothers. 2-4 weeks possibly during the summer? For Matthew’s graduation? Where to go? What to see?

3. Visit Mike and Nimhra in FL. Possibly Go on a Cruise? → $$$?

4. Go back to Tablerock in Linville Gorge and see the stars at night.

3a. Go on a multi-day hike with a loved one

Home

1. Purchase a Home (Stop Renting) ~$60,000-$75,000

2. Personal Gym

2a. Squat Rack & Bench ($?)

2b. Adjustable Dumbbells ($?)

2c. Olympic Rings (3/27/2015)

2d. Peg Board

2e. Salmon Ladder

3. Archery Range

3a. Multiple targets at different levels

4.Metals/ Blacksmithing Studio

5. Kitchen of Decent Size

5a. Pantry Area

6. Twin Walk in Closets/ Twin sinks in the Master Bedroom

 

6. Social/ Relationships: (Cha)

Ultimate Goal: Stop resenting my family for the past & start appreciating them for all that they do for me in the present.

Family:

1. Meet my biological father

2. Presents for the Family (That they would enjoy)

2a. Birthdays- set dates in my calendar

Mom:

Dad:

Colin:

Matthew:

Michael:

(Christine?):

2b. Christmas

3. Send a letter to Mom telling her how I feel and how much I appreciate all that she has done for me.

4. Letter to Dad?

5. Become more involved and try to keep contact with them more frequently

5a. Try to have some deep and helpful conversations with my younger brothers. Share my experiences if they want it.

Friends:

1. Become a better friend.

2. Share my experiences with those who need it and want it.

2a. Help Scott fulfill his own goals (fitness and finances) [in Progress]

 

Children: One day have a son and a daughter with a person who I love.

Significant Other: Design and make clothes and jewelry that my partner can wear to work.

 

7. Service: (Wis, Cha)

Ultimate Goal: Better/ Humble myself by helping others and learn some helpful skills in the process.

1. Volunteer Work: Habitat for Humanity/ Somewhere in Greenville, working with others. See if UU would like to start a volunteer group/ become regulars.

1a. Volunteer- Minimum of Once a Month

2. Search for other volunteer opportunities, possibly fitness or art related.

 

8. Spiritual & Emotional: (Wis)

Ultimate Goal: Be at peace with myself, my environment, and my mortality. Learn to be empathetic towards others and to be grateful for the gifts I receive.

1. Church: Started going to the Unitarian Universalists Church (2/1/15) ​Actually really enjoyed it currently continuing to go.

2. Get more involved and begin asking myself the “Big†Questions

3. Become more empathetic by talking to people, learning about them and seeing them as people

3a. Try to see things from their perspective, and not in terms of how they can help me or how I can benefit from them.

4. Be more grateful for the gifts I receive even if I am unhappy with them/ do not like them.

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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

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Checked 'Drop below 165lbs' off the list! 164.4 this morning! WOOT. Next up 160lbs.

Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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Bench Press my body weight re-crossed off! Next up Bench Press 1 1/4 x my body weight (200lbs).

Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

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Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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40 Pushups in 1 set recrossed off! Up next 45 in 1 set.

Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

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Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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Made tons of Edits and Mods, crossed off a lot of fitness related goals too! 

Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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