Long term aims that have come to fruition

Hi DiS, haven’t been round these parts for a while. Got a new job see, and It’s dead busy and less private.

Can you tell me about a long term aim/goal/change you made, which was successful. Something you took up/gave up/altered. What was the positive outcome?

Can be minor or major. You don’t hear about results enough, or at least I don’t

I have another thread brewing about a rucksack I saw, so stick around for that if you want something less self analytical

Wanted to stop drink cow milk. I have managed although jeez the distribution of oat milk to convenience shops makes it difficult sometime.

Everything else in my life is an abject failure :sunglasses::hugs:

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Wanted to make the top cut of a Regional or higher level Netrunner tournament for, ooh, two years maybe? Managed it on Saturday.

Slightly cheapened by the fact that I did the same thing several months ago for another game that I don’t play very much, at the first attempt.

Also not having to worry about money for me or for my mum’s retirement, but, y’know, priorities.


Wanted to get fit, so decided to try to run a marathon in 3 and a half hours. Printed out a training plan, became quite boring for 6 months, ran it in 3:28:25


He said “long term”, m8


Decided to paint the bathroom ceiling 4 years ago, finally did it earlier this year.


Longer than a lord of the rings film, less of a struggle to get through though.


pfft 1h59m63s, innit.


Not sure what counts as long terms but I’ve been wanting to make cold brew coffee for about 3 months and finally made some this weekend.

I wanted to do press ups and now I can do press ups.


I wanted to run 5k and I did it, I bloody did it.

Then I injured myself and I am still in pain 5 years later.

Don’t ever try to better yourself, pointless.


Mortgage and debt free by age 50. Unfortunately I also have very little social life, no family or significant other. Still, no mortgage though, woo! :slight_smile:

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Decided in April 2014 that I was going to move back home to Scotland, managed it last week.


Squat 180kg x 5 with good form = did it
Perform inner circle’s a la la lalong at karaoke = DONE
3rd stripe on my brown belt in Jiujitsu = DONE (on saturday actually :DDD)

Some stuff in the pipeline r.e. career that hopefully will fruit, but dont wanna jinx it


I wanted to release at least one album in my lifetime and now I’ve done it. Released one in 2016 and four in 2017. Achieved by saying yes at every opportunity to playing with new musicians, playing new instruments and trying out new styles of music.

Built upon this in 2018 by playing a lot more shows, including my first ever shows at a big festival. I hope to have at least one more album out before the end of 2018, followed by some UK shows in 2019.

I think I wasn’t able to this previously as I had little to no self-confidence in my abilities but years of playing music with the right people in a conducive atmosphere has really helped me.


Move to the country :white_check_mark:

Eat a lot of peaches :x:


I moved back to London after uni, then spent years and years telling my mates that I was going to move back to Brighton, to the extent that they didn’t believe that I would. Joke’s on them now I’ve been back for more than ten years now.

Make a living from writing - kind of
Write about beer enough that people would send me freebies - nailed it


Since about 2013 I’ve been wanting a job that does not involve a commute. Realised the goal earlier this year by setting up as a sole trader, working entirely from home.

Getting a dog (about 10 years coming)

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Main long term goal - have a beard my mum can be proud of hating. Done.

Buy a house - getting there, slowly
Get under 180lbs again - getting there, slowly. Hit 188lbs last week, then ate time hortons all weekend. meh.