2019 has now come and gone so I figured I'd bump this up and see how everyone fared. Did any of you stick to the plan or completely fall apart at the seams and buy more than you planned? So, let's hear it. How did your 2019 shake out? For me it was supposed to be a boots and belts year, and not jackets. I did not stick to my plan. I ended up buying two leather jackets and a waxed canvas winter coat but I also sold off a Lost Worlds ANJ-4 and got rid of my three Thedi jackets. I also ordered a new Langlitz motorcycle jacket so four went out and four came back. As for boots ans belts, I grabbed 5 pairs of White's Boots and zero belts. I guess 2020 can be the year of the belt. 2020 will be a strange year for me. I plan on picking up one more leather jacket when I go to Japan next month and a pair of Wesco Mr Lou engineer boots and that is it. 2019 brought some great change to my life. At 48 I found myself with an imminent and forced career change. The company I worked at for the last 17 years shut down my division so I was out on the street and needed to make some critical life decisions about seeking new employment in a dying industry or make a 180 degree change and switch to something else. I weighed out my options and talked it over with my spouse and I have decided to go back to University in the fall of 2020 and finish off my Anthropology degree. These days a degree is the new high school diploma so in order to land a great paying job like I had, I will have to go back and finish my degree 18 years after I started. It always bothered me I never finished so now is my chance for redemption. I have about a year and half left so not a lot but enough. I'll be in class with kids half my age since I have some 100 level courses I never tackled. I have about four 400 level Anthropology classes and the rest is the 100 level BS I never took. I wish all of you guys the best in 2020 and hope you can post up some wonderful finds in the new year. I'll be living vicariously through you fellas for the next year or so I am counting on you.