2020- What's your goal?

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  1. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I am on a parallel track
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  2. bubbaskyjacker

    bubbaskyjacker Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2008
    Get a DEK and spend less :eek:
     
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  3. ridnovir

    ridnovir

    Mar 12, 2012
    stay healthy and get into top 5 of my law school class
     
  4. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Conquer the injuries/disability that has kept me idle for so many years so that I can get moving and lose 20-25 pounds.
    I’m tired of dying at a faster rate than I should be and am planning on turning back that clock for my kids.
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    OK here’s my new resolution because I finally figured one out:

    I plan on digging up this thread exactly in 366 days (accounting for this leap year!) and then hold every single one of you accountable for these which you’ve resolved yourselves to! I’ll be the new year resolution inspector :D
     
  6. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ Well in that case, I resolve to drink more, sleep less, and put on a couple pounds.
     
  7. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Way to keep it going!:rolleyes:
     
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  8. heat_treat

    heat_treat Gold Member Gold Member

    367
    Mar 25, 2015
    An ironic dig at myself for posting this here but how about...

    Spend less time reading about knives online and more time actually outside using them. :)
     
  9. Ta2ude

    Ta2ude

    317
    Apr 7, 2012
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    The ball has started rolling, except the small motor home ended up being a 42' bus. I spent the day setting up my truck to be our Toad for when we begin our Canadian tour next year.
     
  10. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    This has been my year so far, so my goal at this point is to just make it to the finish line ...



    Winston
     
  11. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    Chill and keep it smooth.
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  12. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Well we bought a house. Moving was terrible, I never want to do that again.

    I've done some things with my son, but it has been limited a bit by the pandemic. I enjoy all the advances he makes and the joy he finds in simple things, like a breath of fresh air.

    So 2020 was looking up besides covid, but then my dad passed away earlier this month. We are having a small service for him tomorrow, which should be much bigger but because of restrictions is going to be less than 20 people. It's like every time there is something good, it's balanced out by a sad moment. I guess that's life.

    Edit: where's my folder at??
     
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  13. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    My condolence. As sad as inevitable. I wish you and yours the very best.
     
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  14. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Thanks, at least I really don't have regrets. We did a lot together and he was such a great dad. We talked often and saw each other frequently. Now just need to do the same for my little one.

    Good choice in scotch!
     
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  15. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    That pretty much sums up fatherhood right there, you’re pop sounds like he was a great dad and your son sounds like a lucky kid.

    Winston
     
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  16. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    @unwisefool , I'm sorry to hear about your father passing; it's a tough thing to go through. I lost my dad a long time ago, and I still miss the good times we had hunting & fishing, and some of the more everyday things too. Take care!
     
  17. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    @unwisefool - My condolences to you and your family.
     
  18. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    my goal for 2020 is to forget 2020
     
  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    The problem with that goal, although not being totally dismissive of its psychological benefits, is that there are no indications whatsoever whether backed by data, information, science and trends that 2021 and beyond will be any better than this miserable 2020!

    People close to me IRL often tell me that I am more pessimistic than optimistic and that I've been saying this kinda shit for over 10 years now. Guilty as charged! However, when I see that an increasing number of people rather believe in "truthiness" for many, many reasons but to put it quite benignly and mildly, because it makes them feel good/better about themselves, instead of the cold hard facts of actuality, I do not see a great forward trajectory.

    I feel badly for pissing in the punch bowl in this way but I have got to tell you this:

    Despite thousands of years of agricultural, industrial and information/technological evolution, we human beings have not really evolved very much emotionally as compared to our cave dwelling ancestors of say 10,000 years ago and unfortunately our default disposition when faced with calamitous situations is to go full-on tribal because when we were not so "advanced", circling the wagons and balling up like a steel fist was the way that our ancestors managed to protect their tribes. We are so tribal as beings that in fact some scientists whose expertise is to study human behavior have wondered and marveled at us not wiping ourselves off to extinction a long ago!

    Good morning y'all :)
     
  20. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I was absent for the first go around of this thread but with the disaster of a year world events wise, personal drama like the court case and car accident injuries, family health problems and the amount of industrial accidents at work this year, I just want to get to 2021.

    Really, that’s it. I never thought I’d wish away a year but here I am. Seriously, $*^% this year.
     
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