Year One

Between September 2014 and September 2015, I wrote an entry a day in an attempt to figure out who I was and who I wanted to become. These are all 365 entries. I'm calling it Year One because, as pretentious as this sounds, I feel like this is my origin story. I wavered on whether I should keep these entries up, but in the end, I decided that these entries are me, warts and all, and why would I want to run away from that?

Day 365: The end September 7, 2015
Day 364: The penultimate entry September 6, 2015
Day 363: One last shopping spree September 5, 2015
Day 362: Continuous improvement September 4, 2015
Day 361: Mom’s home September 3, 2015
Day 360: Just jump in™ September 2, 2015
Day 359: Achievable but unattained September 1, 2015
Day 358: Pinot-infused dreams August 31, 2015
Day 357: Consumption habits August 30, 2015
Day 356: Gluttonous fuck August 29, 2015
Day 355: The weekend is here August 28, 2015
Day 354: Exhausted but still ticking August 27, 2015
Day 353: Not feeling good August 26, 2015
Day 352: Settling down August 25, 2015
Day 351: Working through it August 24, 2015
Day 350: Home August 23, 2015
Day 349: T Minus 1 day August 22, 2015
Day 348: T Minus 2 Days August 21, 2015
Day 347: Shit rolls downhill August 20, 2015
Day 346: Clusterfuck August 19, 2015
Day 345: Back at it August 18, 2015
Day 344: Break time August 17, 2015
Day 343: Back home August 16, 2015
Day 342: Time for break August 15, 2015
Day 341: Red flag warning August 14, 2015
Day 340: Making those dolla dolla bills, y’all August 13, 2015
Day 339: Sleeping in my car August 12, 2015
Day 338: Popped my cherry August 11, 2015
Day 337: Almost August 10, 2015
Day 336: Stumpfucker August 9, 2015
Day 335: Firefighter Porn August 8, 2015
Day 334: Off the Elk Fire August 7, 2015
Day 333: Elk Fire August 6, 2015
Day 332: Change of plans August 5, 2015
Day 331: Couture Fire August 4, 2015
Day 330: Rewards August 3, 2015
Day 329: Outgrown it August 2, 2015
Day 328: Chicken Prosciutto Involtini August 1, 2015
Day 327: Information diet and Instapaper July 31, 2015
Day 326: The spectrum of life July 30, 2015
Day 325: My car July 29, 2015
Day 324: My story July 28, 2015
Day 323: Just see what happens July 27, 2015
Day 322: Meditation July 26, 2015
Day 321: First world problems July 25, 2015
Day 320: To tweak or not to tweak (Part 3) July 24, 2015
Day 319: To tweak or not to tweak (Part 2) July 23, 2015
Day 318: To tweak or not to tweak (Part 1) July 22, 2015
Day 317: Thoughts on Apple Music July 21, 2015
Day 316: Uninterested dick July 20, 2015
Day 315: Some more Paleo fun July 19, 2015
Day 314: I made ice cream July 18, 2015
Day 313: Finding that balance July 17, 2015
Day 312: Are you not entertained? July 16, 2015
Day 311: Purees, paste, and Pynchon July 15, 2015
Day 310: Proof of life July 14, 2015
Day 309: Half-lazy July 13, 2015
Day 308: Regroup and refocus July 12, 2015
Day 307: Minimalism, revisted July 11, 2015
Day 306: What’s normal anyway? July 10, 2015
Day 305: Run-ons July 9, 2015
Day 304: Better than that July 8, 2015
Day 303: Guilt July 7, 2015
Day 302: Getting old July 6, 2015
Day 301: You are what you eat July 5, 2015
Day 300: America July 4, 2015
Day 299: Greatness July 3, 2015
Day 298: Get hard July 2, 2015
Day 297: Lost July 1, 2015
Day 296: Small town woes June 30, 2015
Day 295: Solitary confinement June 29, 2015
Day 294: Courage June 28, 2015
Day 293 June 27, 2015
Day 292: So painful it’s funny June 26, 2015
Day 291: So dramatic June 25, 2015
Day 290: Home June 24, 2015
Day 289: Small steps June 23, 2015
Day 288: Better late than never June 22, 2015
Day 287: It is what it is June 21, 2015
Day 286: Summer lovin June 20, 2015
Day 285 June 19, 2015
Day 284: The unexamined life June 18, 2015
Day 283: Just be June 17, 2015
Day 282: Fasting crankiness June 16, 2015
Day 281: Floating June 15, 2015
Day 280: Status Update June 14, 2015
Day 279: All work and no play June 13, 2015
Day 278: If it’s broke, fix it June 12, 2015
Day 277: Missoula June 11, 2015
Day 276: Main course June 10, 2015
Day 275: Protechnology, antiintellectualism June 9, 2015
Day 274: Well-lived day June 8, 2015
Day 273: Every ending is a new beginning June 7, 2015
Day 272: Baby steps June 6, 2015
Day 271: Surprised I’m still awake June 5, 2015
Day 270: Cleaning house June 4, 2015
Day 269: References June 3, 2015
Day 268: Experimentation jubilation June 2, 2015
Day 267: That fire June 1, 2015
Day 266: Splurge May 31, 2015
Day 265: People are people a.k.a. I’m having fun today May 30, 2015
Day 264: Thank you, Pinot Noir May 29, 2015
Day 263: Nostalgia and maturity May 28, 2015
Day 262: Attitude May 27, 2015
Day 261: The quantifiable life May 26, 2015
Day 260: I finished my novel May 25, 2015
Day 259: Do what we need to do May 24, 2015
Day 258: How to be Batman May 23, 2015
Day 257: How do we live well? May 22, 2015
Day 256: Don’t know, don’t care May 21, 2015
Day 255: Why we fight May 20, 2015
Day 254: Successful? May 19, 2015
Day 253: The Most Interesting Man May 18, 2015
Day 252: My diary May 17, 2015
Day 251: Sk8terboi May 16, 2015
Day 250: Mad Max May 15, 2015
Day 249: Deflecting May 14, 2015
Day 248: Learning and finding balance May 13, 2015
Day 247: Rediscovering myself May 12, 2015
Day 246: Balance and limits May 11, 2015
Day 245: Happy birthday to me May 10, 2015
Day 244: Taking a break May 9, 2015
Day 243: Pivoting May 8, 2015
Day 242: Alcohol-infused dream May 7, 2015
Day 241: Showing up regardless May 6, 2015
Day 240: To drink or not to drink May 5, 2015
Day 239: Lost and floating May 4, 2015
Day 238: Fight to win May 3, 2015
Day 237: What now? May 2, 2015
Day 236: Figuring it out May 1, 2015
Day 235: Better for it April 30, 2015
Day 234: Mistakes April 29, 2015
Day 233: So very tired April 28, 2015
Day 232: I’m a writer April 27, 2015
Day 231: Maybe I need to slow down April 26, 2015
Day 230: The whole body of things April 25, 2015
Day 229: Folded upon itself April 24, 2015
Day 228: Yes, but how do you feeeel? April 23, 2015
Day 227: Teaching a new class April 22, 2015
Day 226: Thinking some more about photography April 21, 2015
Day 225: Be happy for crissakes April 20, 2015
Day 224: Unanswered April 19, 2015
Day 223: Some photography April 18, 2015
Day 222: Human regret April 17, 2015
Day 221: Sentences April 16, 2015
Day 220: I just want to read! April 15, 2015
Day 219: Lets go April 14, 2015
Day 218: Ambition and insecurity April 13, 2015
Day 217: Journal for my novel April 12, 2015
Day 216: Guilty April 11, 2015
Day 215: Casual Friday April 10, 2015
Day 214: Some thoughts about going back to college April 9, 2015
Day 213: The difficulties of blogging April 8, 2015
Day 212: Montana’s void April 7, 2015
Day 211: Life is too short to live it in mediocrity April 6, 2015
Day 210: Guide of conduct April 5, 2015
Day 209: The movings of my soul April 4, 2015
Day 208: I’m not alone April 3, 2015
Day 207: I work there April 2, 2015
Day 206: Unintentional confidence April 1, 2015
Day 205: Learning how to teach March 31, 2015
Day 204: First day teaching March 30, 2015
Day 203: Burgeoning rewards March 29, 2015
Day 202: How (not) to be like Leonardo da Vinci March 28, 2015
Day 201: Back to basics March 27, 2015
Day 200: The journey after 200 days March 26, 2015
Day 199: Technology or no technology, I don’t know March 25, 2015
Day 198: Tired, but earning my rest March 24, 2015
Day 197: Meta-narrative March 23, 2015
Day 196: Ulysses March 22, 2015
Day 195: Successful limits March 21, 2015
Day 194: It just works™ March 20, 2015
Day 193: This is me March 19, 2015
Day 192: First draft philosophy March 18, 2015
Day 191: I love you, blog. You complete me. March 17, 2015
Day 190: The endgame March 16, 2015
Day 189: ⌘⇧Fuck March 15, 2015
Day 188: Grab doubt by the balls and kick its ass March 14, 2015
Day 187: An introvert? Who? Me? Get outta here! March 13, 2015
Day 186: Who needs rest? Not this guy! March 12, 2015
Day 185: Not sure how to push myself March 11, 2015
Day 184: Starting a commonplace book March 10, 2015
Day 183: A very sunny day March 9, 2015
Day 182: The halfway point March 8, 2015
Day 181: Second chance March 7, 2015
Day 180: Satisfy your inner geek March 6, 2015
Day 179: What would you save if there was a fire in your home? March 5, 2015
Day 178: Focuse on the now March 4, 2015
Day 177: Everyone needs to keep a journal March 3, 2015
Day 176: Before and after March 2, 2015
Day 175: The right tool for the right job March 1, 2015
Day 174: Digital permanence February 28, 2015
Day 173: Dance! February 27, 2015
Day 172: Stay tuned February 26, 2015
Day 171: Evoooooooolving February 25, 2015
Day 170: Capital F Fun February 24, 2015
Day 169: How I use my pocket notebook February 23, 2015
Day 168: Being human February 22, 2015
Day 167: Own worst enemy February 21, 2015
Day 166: The gamble February 20, 2015
Day 165: The plateau February 19, 2015
Day 164: Not there yet February 18, 2015
Day 163: No internet February 17, 2015
Day 162: Embrace the suck February 16, 2015
Day 161: Firestorm February 15, 2015
Day 160: That fire February 14, 2015
Day 159: Hell no February 13, 2015
Day 158: Tired, sore, and cranky February 12, 2015
Day 157: What do you do? February 11, 2015
Day 156: Unanswered questions February 10, 2015
Day 155: Back to work February 9, 2015
Day 154: A lot February 8, 2015
Day 153: Showing my work February 7, 2015
Day 152: Grateful for the little things February 6, 2015
Day 151: Divide and conquer February 5, 2015
Day 150: Perception February 4, 2015
Day 149: Be careful what you wish for February 3, 2015
Day 148: Attacking life from all angles February 2, 2015
Day 147: The urgency of February February 1, 2015
Day 146: Pomodoro January 31, 2015
Day 145: Better than my best January 30, 2015
Day 144: Breaking it down January 29, 2015
Day 143: Three hours January 28, 2015
Day 142: Back to my stultifying routine January 27, 2015
Day 141: I got this January 26, 2015
Day 140: Hell week is over January 25, 2015
Day 139: Feeling pleasure by denying pleasure January 24, 2015
Day 138: Shit works! Sorta January 23, 2015
Day 137: I didn’t want a drink today January 22, 2015
Day 136: Bad day January 21, 2015
Day 135: Still fighting January 20, 2015
Day 134: Just. Fucking. Great. January 19, 2015
Day 133: Journalling and lying January 18, 2015
Day 132: Quiet desperation January 17, 2015
Day 131: Choices January 16, 2015
Day 130: Building the house January 15, 2015
Day 129: Chev Chelios January 14, 2015
Day 128: Feeling better January 13, 2015
Day 127: Still hard on myself January 12, 2015
Day 126: Aspirin January 11, 2015
Day 125: Under the weather January 10, 2015
Day 124: Holding me back January 9, 2015
Day 123: The known unknown January 8, 2015
Day 122: For posterity’s sake January 7, 2015
Day 121: Retrospective January 6, 2015
Day 120: A nice, normal day January 5, 2015
Day 119: Tested January 4, 2015
Day 118: Cruise control January 3, 2015
Day 117: Ready to go home January 2, 2015
Day 116: Montana is for badasses January 1, 2015
Day 115: Happy New Years December 31, 2014
Day 114: Game night December 30, 2014
Day 113: Yup, I’m on vacation December 29, 2014
Day 112: On the road December 28, 2014
Day 111: Getting ready for my road trip December 27, 2014
Day 110: Self-actualization December 26, 2014
Day 109: Merry Christmas December 25, 2014
Day 108: Happy happy joy joy December 24, 2014
Day 107: Exciting December 23, 2014
Day 106: Freedom December 22, 2014
Day 105: Maybe I can’t do it December 21, 2014
Day 104: Thinking through my processes December 20, 2014
Day 103: It was a good day December 19, 2014
Day 102: Owning my actions December 18, 2014
Day 101: Just keep trying December 17, 2014
Day 100: First 100 days December 16, 2014
Day 99: My fragile life December 15, 2014
Day 98: Settling down December 14, 2014
Day 97: I hate dating December 13, 2014
Day 96: Dating December 12, 2014
Day 95: High school December 11, 2014
Day 94: Earn it December 10, 2014
Day 93: Thinking about California December 9, 2014
Day 92: Accession December 8, 2014
Day 91: Keep moving December 7, 2014
Day 90: Unsatisfied December 6, 2014
Day 89: Indulgences December 5, 2014
Day 88: Happiness December 4, 2014
Day 87: Balance December 3, 2014
Day 86: Keeping my word December 2, 2014
Day 85: A new month December 1, 2014
Day 84: Acceptance November 30, 2014
Day 83: Rest day November 29, 2014
Day 82: 1% November 28, 2014
Day 81: Grateful November 27, 2014
Day 80: I don’t know November 26, 2014
Day 79: C’est la vie November 25, 2014
Day 78: Contradictions November 24, 2014
Day 77: Kaizen November 23, 2014
Day 76: Frustrated November 22, 2014
Day 75: Lifestyle design November 21, 2014
Day 74: Quitting November 20, 2014
Day 73: Bitching about work November 19, 2014
Day 72: Over 200 days of Insanity November 18, 2014
Day 71: Take it November 17, 2014
Day 70: Batman da Vinci November 16, 2014
Day 69: Watching her walk away November 15, 2014
Day 68: Automatic November 14, 2014
Day 67: The hawk November 13, 2014
Day 66: Montana November 12, 2014
Day 65: Shitty first drafts November 11, 2014
Day 64: Drifting off into a world of words November 10, 2014
Day 63: Progress November 9, 2014
Day 62: The Writing Life November 8, 2014
Day 61: On routines November 7, 2014
Day 60: Sixty November 6, 2014
Day 59: Obsessive tinkerer November 5, 2014
Day 58: Music November 4, 2014
Day 57: Greatness November 3, 2014
Day 56: My philosophy November 2, 2014
Day 55: A quality life November 1, 2014
Day 54: Just live October 31, 2014
Day 53: Being at my best all the time October 30, 2014
Day 52: How to earn today October 29, 2014
Day 51: Earn every day October 28, 2014
Day 50: 50 days and 29,000+ words later… October 27, 2014
Day 49: Retail therapy October 26, 2014
Day 48: Details are everything October 25, 2014
Day 47: Colors October 24, 2014
Day 46: Reflection October 23, 2014
Day 45: Letting go of Minimalism October 22, 2014
Day 44: Get some sleep October 21, 2014
Day 43: Reboot October 20, 2014
Day 42: Doubts October 19, 2014
Day 41: Damn I look good, a.k.a the mirror October 18, 2014
Day 40: Burnt out October 17, 2014
Day 39: Could’ve done more October 16, 2014
Day 38: Integrity October 15, 2014
Day 37: Change sucks October 14, 2014
Day 36: Flawed October 13, 2014
Day 35: Be like water October 12, 2014
Day 34: Troubleshooting October 11, 2014
Day 33: Organizational fetish October 10, 2014
Day 32: Shut up and listen October 9, 2014
Day 31: Unmotivated October 8, 2014
Day 30: 30 days October 7, 2014
Day 29: Change is good October 6, 2014
Day 28: Gone October 5, 2014
Day 27: Cocky October 4, 2014
Day 26: Doug Funnie October 3, 2014
Day 25: Seeing it through October 2, 2014
Day 24: Priorities October 1, 2014
Day 23: Highlights September 30, 2014
Day 22: Frictionless September 29, 2014
Day 21: The weekly review September 28, 2014
Day 20: A nice life September 27, 2014
Day 19: Embrace who you are September 26, 2014
Day 18: Perfection September 25, 2014
Day 17: Pistol Creek Fire (Day 4) September 24, 2014
Day 16: Pistol Creek Fire (Day 3) September 23, 2014
Day 15: Pistol Creek Fire (Day 2) September 22, 2014
Day 14: Pistol Creek Fire (Day 1) September 21, 2014
Day 13: Roll with the punches September 20, 2014
Day 12: Resistance September 19, 2014
Day 11: Making time September 18, 2014
Day 10: Bringing it September 17, 2014
Day 9: The past September 16, 2014
Day 8: Appreciate the small wins September 15, 2014
Day 7: Doing something about it September 14, 2014
Day 6: Regret September 13, 2014
Day 5: Accountability September 12, 2014
Day 4: Demand better for yourself September 11, 2014
Day 3: Not looking back September 10, 2014
Day 2: Be better September 9, 2014
Day 1: So it begins September 8, 2014