2018 - "Goals" / by Justin Murphy

I don't think I've ever publicly published my goals, nor have I ever done one of these list things as a serious manner, mostly for fear of failure, but if there's anything I've learned in 2017 it's how to fail and still get there. So here's what I'm going to achieve in 2018, at all costs.


Lose 30 more pounds 💪

This will be exceptionally hard, but giving up beer has made it much easier. I’m going to achieve this by going to the Gym every single day, whether I go hard or just do the bare minimum which I've defined as my warmup, a 3 mile walk @ 4mph. I'll post progress each quarter.

Build out a Van 🚐

There’s no other time in my life I’m going to be able to do this, so I’m doing it. The overall plan here is to complete a van build out that will house 2 motorcycles and have space to work/sleep/live within. I don’t want a house, I need a space because 🏍, and traveling new places is a passion. Best case I see the whole US, race motorcycles in each state and stunt it up with the various Grom Squads nationwide. Worst case, I drive up to Canada and hang out with bears during nuclear winter. This seems to be the best medium to do it, cliché millennial as it may be.

Get hired working remote with AWS/Azure/GCP. ☁️

I love the web, I love virtual infrastructure, and I have a solid grip on all 3 of these platforms with varying production level experience. Ideally Pre-Sales or DevOps would fit best with my skill set, but I’m shooting for an opportunity that will give me immense growth options. These platforms are expansive and are powering more of the web each day. I want to be a part of enabling companies to build secure infrastructures to power their products. Remote is the kicker though, I can't work from an office every single day anymore; I need the flexibility, and the freedom so this one will be tricky.

Get a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ tattoo

This is a freebie, I just show up and pay @vinotattoo

Watch Crypto shoot for the moon! 🚀

...or watch my moonshot investments implode. If you’re not in the game, you’re missing out on influencing the future of money/value. Which technology will come out on top is anyone's guess, but no matter what the blogs say it's still early in the game.