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"In life or on rivers, awareness of what is giving momentum at any one time is essential if you want to avoid getting pinned against an undesired shore." - Jill Fredston, Rowing to Latitude

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jan 31 2021 ∞
jan 31 2021 +

Grandma

  • all the time she spent alone
  • her mom and dad, hard working
  • Sherwood hiding in the closet
  • her Jewish project at school, meeting the rabbi
  • meeting grandpa
  • planning her wedding

Grandpa

  • the horse he owned
  • family history - the farm exodus, the uncle who got everyone jobs at the depot
  • watching men leave/come back from WWII
dec 31 2020 ∞
dec 31 2020 +
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Jaipuri
  • Star Realms
  • Oceans
  • Spirit Island
  • Race for the Galaxy
  • Palace of Mad King Ludwig
  • Aeon's End
  • Wingspan
  • 7 Wonders
  • Photosynthesis
dec 16 2020 ∞
dec 16 2020 +
  • I provide wfh/wfa employment to a team (why?) Because this changed my life and I know it can do the same for others (why?) Because I get to wake up every day and think "what do I want to do?" (why) Because feeling in control/feeling like a designer of my own life is something I want every day, not just on the weekends.
  • I work on making businesses successful (why?) Because I love rags to riches stories (why?) Because it goes against the idea that the winners inherit the future (why?) Because I believe everyone deserves a chance to live the life they want.
  • I have time for creative expression (why?) Because I'm most fully alive when I'm creating something (why?) Because it takes my full attention and I can look at it or show it later. (why?) Creative expression marks the passage of time.
nov 23 2020 ∞
dec 14 2020 +
  • The Art of Gathering
  • Pale Blue Dot yes
  • The Odyssey yes
  • Come As You Are
  • Bread Givers yes
  • Educated
  • Priestdaddy
  • Children of Blood and Bone
  • The Hate U Give
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Gilgamesh yes
  • N.K. Jemison's Series (x3) yes
feb 10 2019 ∞
nov 23 2020 +

Audience engagement through:

  • Design principles
  • Graphic design
  • Content strategy
  • Email marketing
  • Social media
  • Social advertising
  • SEO
  • PPC advertising
  • Crowdfunding

Transformational events:

  • Instructional design
  • Non-violent communication
  • Gamification

Home organization:

  • Marie Kondo
  • Feng shui

Writing and storytelling:

feb 3 2019 ∞
feb 3 2019 +

What would you do?

  • Study philosophy , ecology, sustainable systems
  • Start an IMPACT Personal Safety chapter
  • Sell homemade multi-use travel wear on Etsy
  • Become a digital nomad , working remotely from anywhere in the world
  • Plant a garden and preserve the harvest
jun 5 2017 ∞
feb 22 2018 +
  • Dad - trip to Sweden or Adak
  • Mom - Village Harmony summer camp
  • Francie - Book in Spanish, trip to Mexico
  • Cece - dance conference, lessons, or retreat
  • Miriam - kayak
  • Cora - Leadership training retreat
  • Grandma - arrangement of All Creatures of Our God and King, sheet music dedicated to her + recording
  • Grandpa - Family history
oct 17 2017 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • Gilbane Conference
  • Inbound
  • World Domination Summit
  • Ecuador MMM Retreat
nov 29 2016 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • Diane Ackerman
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Wendell Berry
  • James Baldwin
feb 23 2015 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • find friends who play musical instruments
  • cook a big pot of something or other; bake fresh bread
  • buy 6 copies of Rise Up Singing
  • living room seating for 15 people
  • patio seating; outdoor fire
  • projector and surround sound to make my living room a movie theater
  • board games (esp. funky new ones from Kickstarter)
  • blanket fort 'nuf said
jan 31 2015 ∞
feb 22 2018 +
feb 5 2012 ∞
nov 23 2020 +
  • Bitterroot Valley, Montana
  • Cabin in Big Lake, Wisconsin
  • Kazbegi, Republic of Georgia
  • Lake Katherine, Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico
  • Collegeville, Minnesota
  • Gjain & Gülfoss, Iceland
  • Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
  • Foxtail Farm, Wisconsin
  • SHT, Minnesota
mar 5 2015 ∞
sep 3 2020 +
  • sounds like rain
  • house of mercy
  • this heart of mine
  • kingdom come
  • Valerie
  • through the dark
  • time after time
  • Annabell Lee
apr 5 2015 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • swing low sweet chariot
  • edelweiss
  • amazing grace
  • Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
  • summertime
  • the water is wide
  • Shenandoah
  • now I walk in beauty
  • oh sinner man
  • way faring stranger
  • death came a knockin'
apr 27 2015 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • Road trip to CO, NM
  • Split rock lighthouse camping
  • 3x SHT weekends with Matt, Johanna, and solo
  • Isle Royale with Angie, Chris, and dad
  • Cook County camping
  • Blue Mounds camping
  • Amalfi Coast, Iceland stopover with Matt
dec 31 2020 ∞
jan 31 2021 +
  • PET yes
  • A River Sutra partial
  • Sudden Traveler didn't like
  • The Promised Land partial
  • Clap When You Land yes
  • Becoming
  • The Wind in the Willows (reread)
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Cosmos
  • I Am Malala (finish)
  • Michael Pollan - Caffeine, Botany of Desire
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
  • Anna Karenina
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare (monthly seminar with Zach)
  • Myths to Live By
dec 31 2020 ∞
jan 3 2022 +
  • BIG, lightweight blankets for building forts
  • clothespins
  • scissors, paper bags, cardboard, and tape
  • Klutz books
  • rocking horse
  • crutches
  • dress up clothes (silks, crowns, prairie dresses, sunbonnets, leather vests, moccasins)
  • canopy hideout
  • loft
  • baby food jars for keeping bugs as pets
  • piano
  • art easel/chalkboard
  • toy animal play fort
  • Eric Carl, Jan Brett, books about real people, Animaze!
dec 19 2011 ∞
nov 23 2020 +

What if:

  • I was my own boss and never had to live through a performance review again.
  • Employed or co-created with talented individuals who knew their own value.
  • Trusted myself to follow through, centered on daily rituals that lead to health, centeredness, and balance.
  • Earned a surplus of money that accelerates my savings to the point where I am debt free, have free housing, and financial independence.
  • I had a flexible schedule and could spend part of the year traveling in other cities.
  • Made writing part of my every day, got articles published, and answer "YES" when someone asks me if I love to write.
  • Incorporated the SJC model into agency work: "Great ideas happen through equal participation."
mar 10 2019 ∞
mar 10 2019 +

Keys to a Long Life

  • Keep learning, take free classes, pursue an advanced degree
  • Practice hospitality and teach others what you know
  • Develop traditions with patience and care, lots of forgiveness, and a sense of humor
  • Make memorials to moments that are truly unforgettable
  • Always treat people in customer service like they are the King or the Queen
  • Lose a little in every deal
  • Save emotions for the things that really matter; practice a degree of detachment especially in a business setting or in leadership

Seasonal Living, Frugality

  • 1-2 months to travel and live somewhere else every other year
aug 16 2017 ∞
feb 22 2018 +

Sickness starts with a scratchy throat. It will feel like you can push through and do things. STOP.

  • Cancel or postpone all your appointments for the next week.
  • Get your pharmacy in order: neti pot, nighttime cough medicine, ginger lemon honey garlic tea, Advil, chicken soup, Flonase, prescription Sudafed, VapoRub for steam treatments.
  • Stay indoors. Rest, relax, do healing meditations.
  • Sleep profusely.

Prevent sickness during the Fall and allergy season:

  • Live "car-free." You only have time for one event each day. You can't hop from appointment to meeting to party to a concert.
  • Say no to some or most events. Curate cal...
may 18 2018 ∞
nov 23 2020 +

TRAVEL

  • Live/work abroad for 1-2 months each year
    • 2019 - Argentina (Patagonia)
    • 2020 - Colombia (Havana)
    • 2021 - Bali (Singapore)
    • 2022 - Egypt
    • 2023 - New Zealand
  • Longer 3-month trips in five clusters:
    • South America
    • Southeast Asia
    • Georgia/Kyrgystan
    • Tanzania
    • the Mediterranean

HOME/NESTING

  • Rent a home with people my age
  • Build a community around:
feb 22 2018 ∞
may 13 2018 +
  • travel
  • coming home
  • light within light
  • mountains
  • singing harmonies
  • calico cats in the sun
  • the enduring tradition of books
  • farmers markets; a well-balanced meal
  • minimalism; tiny homes & RV homes
  • correspondence
dec 19 2011 ∞
feb 19 2018 +
  • natural light is #1
  • roof for solar panels
  • house hacking potential
  • backyard for chickens, rabbits
  • front yard for raised beds
  • space for a farm house long table
jan 31 2021 ∞
jan 31 2021 +

Tech

  • analog activities
  • tech-free mornings
  • set intention every day
  • use Pomodoro timer

Trash

  • buy only as much food as I will eat
  • avoid acquiring items I don't want to store
  • start limiting quantities of trash
dec 31 2020 ∞
dec 31 2020 +
  • coffee
  • receipts
  • paying bills/rent
  • taxes
  • stack of unread books
  • being a social media expert
dec 3 2012 ∞
nov 23 2020 +

Lifestyle:

  • Flower subscription - $1350 for biweekly over 9 months
  • Coworking membership - $2200 annually
  • Monthly appts with therapist

Home:

  • Chef's kitchen
  • Home lighting (not string lights)
  • A sectional couch
  • My Green Mattress
  • Pacific Rim bedroom furniture
apr 4 2019 ∞
nov 23 2020 +

Monthly donations to Planned Parenthood, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Santa Fe Dreamers Project

Nightstands to complete the feng shui of my bedroom

Business tools: Google Pixel 3 or a camera phone that takes great photos and video, tripod. Adobe creative suite subscription. Monitor, keyboard, mouse, standing desk setup.

Crafts: Waldorf doll supplies, tiny book supplies

may 24 2018 ∞
mar 10 2019 +

"If you want to make God laugh, tell her your plans."

20s

  • BALA undergrad
  • First boyfriend @23, first breakup @24
  • 4-year job
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago and move home @27

28

  • freelance, business coaching, find community, arrive home

29-31 (3 Year Plan)

  • Develop career in digital marketing and UX
  • Establish possibility of remote work abroad every winter
  • Create personal consulting brand
  • Rent a home w/ people my age
  • Pay off student debt (~$20,000)
feb 22 2018 ∞
may 6 2018 +
  • There is no good or evil, only freedom .
  • I am not an atheist or a believer. I'm a skeptic .
  • Life is about creating moments and traditions with the people we love.
  • I will cultivate a life with a rhythm of journey and homecoming .
  • They say FI is about "buying freedom." For me, it's about "making freedom." It's the journey and not the destination. It's making wealth in the here and now which carries over and compounds into future wealth.
    • If I become chronically ill, I will have the savings, community, and ingenuity to be fully alive in my illness.
    • If I become the caregiver for a dependent, I will have the space to give my whole attention to that person for as long as they need me.
    • If I start a business or become responsible for the wealth of others, I will have a solid foundation in place so that I can...
feb 4 2018 ∞
feb 4 2018 +

True wealth occurs when the way we spend our money is not simply compensating for how we earn it. - Mark Manson

  • Happiness doesn’t arise from the absence of responsibility. It emerges from spending time on activities that create a state of consciousness called flow also known as “being in the zone.” - Paula Pant

I have been very fortunate in worldly matters; many men have worked much harder, and not succeeded half so well; but I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time, no matter how quickly its successor should come upon its heels, which I then formed. -Charles Dickens (as David Copperfield)

  • "If there is a Creator," Jim said, "I imagine that one day He is going to say, 'Ji...
mar 17 2017 ∞
mar 26 2018 +
  • 3k checking account cushion
  • 401k max each year
  • (Eventual) 300k investments
  • (Eventual) Home mortgage with sublet
  • (Eventual) Rental property
  • Lifestyle flexibility
  • Work flexibility (diverse skills)

Inspiration: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/10/1...

jan 12 2017 ∞
feb 4 2018 +