37 for 37

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are” – J.P. Morgan

First and foremost:

  1. Marry my soulmate

And then…

  1. Work for her love every single day

And after that

  1. See my OCD recovery all the way through to its conclusion (and don’t become complacent: keep working just as hard even if my symptoms become subclinical)
  2. Write regular mental health blog entries
  3. Submit a proposal to speak at the 2018 International OCD Conference in Washington DC

Hamilton Interlude!

  1. Talk lessBecome a better listener.
  2. Smile more. Learn to take yourself less seriously.
  3. Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for. Let them know exactly what you’re against or what you’re for. Disregard Aaron Burr, sir.
  4. Finish reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  5. Take my mom to see Hamilton on Broadway [we’re going July 6!]

Carrying On:

  1. Be debt-free on August 16, 2018
  2. Divest from unethical personal investments
  3. Drink a butterbeer at the Lockhart
  4. Take a cooking course (as opposed to individual classes)
  5. Eat more adventurously
  6. Challenge myself as a reader
  7. Write a monthly Nick Hornby-style blog entry about the books I’ve bought/borrowed and read the previous month
  8. Acquire a T206 card; bonus point if it’s the Honus Wagner card (it likely won’t be the Honus Wagner card)
  9. Go to Cooperstown
  10. See the San Francisco Giants; bonus point if the game’s actually in San Francisco [seeing them May 12 and/or 13 in Pittsburgh! #fortuitouslytimedworktrip]
  11. See a 2018 Jays road game; bonus point if it’s at a stadium I’ve never visited
  12. See a football game at (new) Richardson Stadium 
  13. See a Leafs road game; bonus point if it’s at an arena I’ve never visited
  14. Acquire a Dallas Stars Stephen Johns t-shirt jersey (yup, same spelling and everything)
  15. Play fantasy hockey
  16. Curl
  17. Ski ✓
  18. Climb to the top of Candy Mountain in Thunder Bay
  19. Cross the finish line of the Ride to Conquer Cancer
  20. Do 1,000 km of training rides
  21. Volunteer at the Hospital for Sick Children
  22. Give blood*
  23. Reacquire this (the original was decapitated in a brutal shelf collapsing incident)
  24. Attend a music festival
  25. Go to California

And Above All…

  1. Challenge myself always
  2. Approach 37 like a belt-high fastball on a hitter’s count

(★ – bonus points)

(Updated March 2, 2018)

(* – a quick note about giving blood. I’d looked into donating a couple times before, but Canada Blood Services told me I couldn’t because I’d had cancer. Evidently they’ve changed the rules. Ironically, though, I may not be able to donate just yet because of my travel schedule: both Cusco and India, where I’ll be heading in November, are on the malaria list and, as a result, disqualify would-be donors for a year. This might change, obviously, which is why “give blood” appears on this year’s list – but there’s a very good chance it’ll have to reappear on 38 for 38.)

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