"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

toad's wild ride

the future

What does the future hold for me? A great question that I cannot answer. But maybe the following ramblings will help others know what I want to spend my time doing.

career goals

I have had a diverse collection of jobs and have learned a great deal from each one. I have learned lessons about myself as well as about what makes a good and bad work environment. Based upon those lessons, and my research, I have created the following list that describes the type of environment I want to work in.

  • I want to work in an environment that challenges me on a daily basis.
  • I want a job that can financially support my family.
  • I want to work in an environment that values me as a person - not just a human resource or replaceable widget.
  • I want to work in an environment that provides leadership and support so I can succeed. I like how Joel talks about managers. I hope to be that kind of manager and work for a manager like that.
  • I want to develop a personal brand so that I never have to create a resume again.
  • And most of all, I want to change the world.

bucket list

I want to accomplish many things in my life and the list below has a few of them. This list will change as life happens so try and keep up.

  • Fly a plane
  • Fly a helicopter
  • Drive a tractor
  • Drive a "big rig" truck
  • Drive a motorcycle
  • Perform a solo parachute jump
  • Become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Learn several foreign languages (Spanish, Japanese, and Russian interest me) and be fluent in at least 2.
  • Travel to fun, exotic, and intersting places including Moscow, Spain, Japan, Australia, and Great Britain.
  • Compete in a 10k, marathon, and triathalon.
  • Learn several martial arts and become proficient in at least 2.
  • Compete in a PGA tour event.