What are YOU waiting for?
Regular readers may have noticed that I have a tendency to overthink and overplan things.
Last year I came across a countdown app for iOS which allowed you to set various goals or events then showed how many days were left.
I liked it so much that when I switched to Android this year I looked for something similar. There are hundreds of these things though, and they are basically all the same :)
The point isn't what the app looks like, or even what it does.
The benefit for me is thinking about goals and events, and being more aware of how far away they are.
The image above is from this morning.
We have a couple of really important weddings this month, and I'll be taking some time off work so I can attend them.
I'll turn 40 later in the year. Traditionally a big milestone, but I am going to ignore it in favour of my 'half-life' birthday at 44.
My current contract at my university is up at the end of next year. Figuring out whether I want to renew it is taking up a lot of brain cycles at the moment.
If I renew, I will get an extra three years that is not renewable. I can apply for tenure if I want to stay longer, but right now I can't see many scenarios where that happens. Assuming nothing goes horribly wrong, my wife and I should be close to work-optional at that point.
While writing this post I realized I need to add a couple of things: a lecture I'm doing for a high school in a few weeks, and the RetireJapan iDeCo book (coming out at the end of August).
How about you? What are you counting down to?