Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Today I am working from home. Since I achieved my running goal yesterday, I spent the morning with Carole. She scheduled herself to work overtime at her hospital today and tomorrow. We woke at 4:00 am, but rather than lacing up my sneakers and heading out the door, or getting in front of the computer to work, I visited with Carole as she got ready to leave.
I’m really impressed with Carole’s commitment to contribute to the savings goals that we set. We’ve come a long way together and we’re determined to make exceptional progress as a team in 2015. Today I’ll write specific goals that I am going to achieve in 2015. One will include building PrisonProfessor.com, the new business I’m launching.
Carole graduates with her master’s in clinical nursing this coming May. That accomplishment will free up a lot of time for her and we’re both very excited about the extra time that we’ll have together. Instead of studying, she’ll be able to enjoy her days off from the hospital as she sees fit.
All in all, I’m extremely grateful for the many opportunities that have opened for us since she picked me up outside of the federal prison in Atwater. We now own a home in the Bay area and we have a wonderful family as our tenants. We’ve built a strong savings account by living beneath our means. When I left prison I had a 0-0-0 credit score, but we’ve built it up to 725 since then. Together with our savings and our tax returns, we are confident that we’ll qualify for another mortgage that will allow us to purchase at least one more investment property in 2015.
Carole and I have been blessed with many income opportunities that will allow us to accelerate our progress toward stability in 2015. I’m grateful that we’re both in good health and that our loved ones are in good health as well. Carole and I are thankful for so many reasons. We’re looking forward to this New Year because we finally feel as though we’ll be able to make measurable traction toward preparing for our golden years together. One year from now, we anticipate a more relaxing life together.
Days since my release from prison: 506
Miles that I ran today: 0
Miles that I ran so far this week: 32.2
Miles that I’ve run during the month of December: 179.58
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 2,410.57
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: GOAL ACHIEVED
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: ACHIEVED
My weight for today: 168