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An unconventional life, family, and the power of inevitability all in a 'boring' night

On Kelby Barker

Today I had a some adventures in life planning. 


I've discovered the (possibly fatal) benefit of hooking one's kindle up to a wireless network. It was a genius idea to to put the store on the device and enable users to buy stuff in one click. I, however, have been super duper smart about my usage and only got a 'taster' of each of the books I wanted to buy. No spending one's self into the poor house $10 at a time for this guy. 


Related to the poor house, I found myself reading my preview of J.D. Roth's Your Money: the Missing Manual. I used to follow his personal finance blog at Get Rich Slowly, but I fell off a while ago as the advice ceased being applicable to my station right now. Not really interested in the best rewards cards or the intricacies of investing, I took the personal finance knowledge I had and went on to read other junk. 

Don't Call it a Bucket List

On The Best of Sett

I've always liked the idea of a bucket list. However, it seems that for so many people a bucket list is simply a collection of things they think would be cool; a fantasy list. I want to avoid the idea that my goals are something that I would like to do but may never get around to accomplishing. I intend to complete everything on this list, whether that's within the next year or before I die.

I asked my Facebook friends for their suggestions on what to call my non-bucket list. I liked all the ideas, but Dan wins the prize for most comical with "pail plan" and Kel wins for most meaningful with "experiences yet to be had."

I've settled on calling my non-bucket list the Past:Present:Future list to emphasize that each of my goals is something that I've already accomplished, something that I am currently actively pursuing or something that I will actively pursue in the future. Nothing on the list is simply a dream.

Accepting that my goals will change, the list found on this page will remain untouched and serve as an interesting comparison to any future version of the list. The constantly evolving list can be found here and is organized by past, present and future: Past:Present:Future

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