1976: Born in Newport Beach, California
1986: Turned 10
1992: Briefly owned a Ford Mustang convertible, before totaling it
1993: My father passed away
1994: Graduated high school
1994: One year at UC Berkeley
1995: Moved to Seattle, Washington
1998: Graduated from UW
1998: Hired at Amazon.com to answer phones at night
2000: Transferred to Amazon web developer position
2000: Got married
2000: Launched Seattle Stories (now gone)
2001: Launched Nervousness (sold in 2002 for $400)
2002: Launched All Consuming (sold in 2005 for $5,000)
2002: Wrote Man Versus Himself
2003: Transferred to Amazon product manager position
2003: Wrote Disaster
2003: Web developer again
2004: Got divorced
2004: Quit Amazon
2004: Co-founded The Robot Co-op
2004: Bought a loft
2005: Launched 43 Things
2006: Co-founded McLeod Residence (closed in 2008)
2008: Married Kellianne
2009: Started Enjoymentland
2009: Launched Locavore
2009: Quit the Robot Co-op
2009: Kellianne gets pregnant
2010: Launched 750 Words
2010: Son is born
Would be interesting to dig deeper into these 30ish events to see how they relate to one another:
- Which ones were intentional, versus accidental?
- Which ones had high immediate impact, which had high long-term impact?
- Which one had intended consequences versus unintended consequences?
- Which things am I proud of, which am I ashamed of?
Another thing to consider, as I am currently 33 years old, how many more things will be on this list? I started this list in 2005 (it was the bio on an old Typepad account), and only just now updated it to include the last 7 things. Will the list continue to include about 1 item per year? Will I add things to the past that I don’t currently know are high-impact events? Will I remove things?
Does it do any good to reduce life life this?