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It sounds obvious, but for me, the most difficult part of graduating from college is figuring out what to do next.

I feel like I've spent much of the last year wandering aimlessly, trying to figure out what it is I want to do with my life.

Right now, I have two projects going on simultaneously:

  • Trying to start my own video production company, producing videos for commercials, TV networks and bands

  • Trying to start an iOS development house, creating iOS apps for local governments

"Trying to start."

That phrase pretty much sums up what I mean by "wandering aimlessly." I feel like I've done some of the work needed to get these businesses going, but I don't feel like I've settled on exactly what I want to do.

After contemplating what it is I want to do now that I'm done with college, I decided I need to start making both long and short-term goals to get me to where I want to be.

Therefore, I'm making a few of my short-term and long-term goals public so that I can be scrutinized by friends and family throughout this holiday season, as well as motivate me towards a future that I can call "successful":


  • Learn Objective-C to a point where I can make a simple camera application that sends pictures to a specific server
  • Practice different Final Cut Studio tutorials to learn new tips and tricks


  • Build a solid business plan that outlines what I want to do for the next 20 years
  • Decide the camera workflow I want to use for the next 5 years and begin investing in it
  • Pick a name for the businesses and establish an LLC for one (or both) of the companies
  • Use this blog to post about things I care about, both professionally and personally

Lastly, my biggest goal for the next year is to have an answer to the question: "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"

(I apologize if it seems like I just rambled in that post. It's been a while since I've blogged.)