Bucket List

I recently had a conversation with my fiance, in which we discussed our respective goals for our lives, and how we want to achieve them. The only problem was that I didn’t have anything more concrete than “Help people”, “have a family”, “make a difference”. Here’s my attempt to pin down a set of specific and measurable goals for me to work towards, as well as some classic “bucket list” item. I’m throwing it up on the web to keep me honest.

  1. Marry Kelly Noah
  2. Adopt a dog
  3. Have a child
  4. Purchase a home to live in myself
  5. Purchase a rental property
  6. Make $10,000 from something that is not my day job
  7. Write a technical book of more than 100 pages
  8. Appear by name in a major publication
  9. Become the CTO of a company
  10. Donate $100,000 to charity
  11. Contribute to an open source project with more than 100 contributors
  12. Contribute to an Apache Foundation project
  13. Write something read by more than 1,000 people
  14. Write something read by more than 10,000 people
  15. Get a Master’s in Computer Science
  16. Run a marathon (July 23, 2017)
  17. Qualify for the Boston Marathon
  18. Get a tattoo (April 2, 2018)
  19. Donate 20 gallons of blood
  20. Read 1,000 books - Track at Goodreads
  21. Visit every continent
  22. Learn to speak German fluently
  23. Build something that saves 10 human lives
  24. Be a vegetarian for 1 year
  25. Achieve financial independence
  26. Build an application used by 1,000 people
  27. Build an application used by 10,000 people

I’ll hope to add to this list as my priorities change, but I won’t remove from it. It’s surprisingly difficult to pin down a set of things that I want to accomplish in my life. Do you have a list?