Committing to New Goals in WRITING!

I spent the last year and a half planning and preparing for the Shifting Ice and Changing Tides expedition. Although the expedition itself is over, we have a lot of follow up work to complete still. Still, just 3 days into my “normal” life, I’m finding myself looking for new goals. I’ve come up with quite a few and wanted to share them to keep myself accountable! I also find that writing things down starts the process of fruition.

Here are a few of my goals for the spring, summer, and fall in no particular order:

Race in an Enduro Mountain Bike Race (I signed up for the Battle Born Enduro on June 7). I’m kind of scared, but with my Santa Cruz Bronson, I should be fine!

This bike makes me a super hero… sometimes!

Ski a new volcano in the Cascades (I’ve skied Shasta from the summit and that’s it, so the opportunities are vast!)

Chilling on the summit of Mt. Shasta with views of some other Cascades! I need to head north!


Train for and race in the Teton Picnic with my Shifting Ice teammate Pip. This involves biking to Jenny Lake in Teton National Park from Jackson, WY (21 miles each way), swimming across Jenny lake (1.3 miles each way) and climbing the Grand Teton (10 miles). It’s a way more hard core version of my triathlon.

Play music more – I have a new ukulele that I’ve only dabbled with.

Compost all my organic waste by building my own secure compost box out of pallets I’ve collected.

Eat more locally (join a CSA for vegetables, fruit, and eggs if possible)

Grow more food! Inspired by Iceland, we’re going to try to construct some sort of hothouse or greenhouse off one of our decks. We have a design in mind.

Train my puppy Scout to be a great frisbee dog.

She averages less than 50 percent right now… We need to up those stats!


Be a better friend and family member. This should be a constant goal.

Redo my avalanche, swiftwater rescue, and wilderness 1st aid certifications.

Become an efficient enough sailor to sail on Lake Tahoe by myself in any condition!

One of the few times they let me drive the boat. I have no idea what I’m doing in this photo… I already know more and hope to increase that knowledge!

Visit Nat Segal in New Zealand.

What should I add to this list?

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2 responses to “Committing to New Goals in WRITING!

  1. Juliana Prosperi

    As a goal-oriented gal and good friend, I think these are great goals Meghan! Sydney just fell asleep and I realized I had not checked out your blog in some time, so it is good to see you are continuing to write! I am also into these goals. I feel we all need to revisit our personal and professional goals from time to time, even when our lives take a crazy and wonderful turn, like becoming a mom. You always remind me to plan and do an adventure! So for me, my goal is to hang out with you more, get a new mountain bike, ride, ride, ride, and map out some camper trailer trips – since we are hijacking the Prior Casita in May and June to head around California on our weekends! Hope you and PK can join us for a trip!

    • Juliana, thanks for reading my blog and being my friend even though you are a new mom! I’d like to join some of the camper trailer trips for sure! I’d also like to rent that house in wine country! I just recently listened to a podcast where an adventurer took on the task of making seemingly everyday things an adventure. You should check it out! I can’t seem to find the exact one, but download these – they are all worth a listen! http://www.dirtbagdiaries.com/category/podcasts

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