My Bucket List

So after watching Adam Savage’s 100 Wishes video I got to thinking I know I have specific goals that I want to achieve so I figured I would document them. Adam has some pretty fanciful and grandiose things on this wish list. I am far too practical and well everything on my list is things I believe I have the power to attain.
  • To get to a senior level technical role by the time I’m 30.  I know this goes by many titles but on a technical career track, most people get to a senior level role, and often get stuck there since the higher level roles are so rare.  So I would like to be at that plateau role by the age of 30.
  • To be making over 100k a year in salary when I’m 30, and if I am at such a role this should be easy.
  • Have a reputation for taking on nearly any job or task and having great success, to be a fixer of things.
  • I would like to be in a positon where I call the shots.  Where I conceive of some wild idea and I tell others to go research and build it.
  • I’d like to have to travel some.  I know constantly being on the road wears on people, but I’d like to be in a role where I get to travel 15% of the time.
  • I’d like to have an idea for a product or piece of software that is sold and used by millions of people.
  • When I’m older (or perhaps retired) I would like to work as a Sushi chef
  • I’d like to teach in a high school, teaching Economics and/or Government.  I have serious reservations that I could be very good at it but I personally believe that those two classes are perhaps the most useful after you graduate.  And, partially to as a tribute to Scott Parks whom today is still my favorite teacher I ever had.
  • To have 2 children, because 1 is too few, and 3 they just outnumber you.
  • Instill a passion or drive to do something meaningful in their lifetime.  This doesn’t have to be grandiose like be the President, or cure Cancer.  But I want to instill a pure drive and passion for something.  My personal beliefs is if enjoy what you do and the success will follow.
  • I would like my child beat me at Chess
  • I would like to make a pure fantasy of my child come true.  Something like drive the Batmobile, and build a child size Batmobile for them to play with.  Kind of like what the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation does, but not.
  • I want my child to fail in a spectacular fashion but learn and be a better person for it.
  • To have a patent with my name under it
  • Make a significant enough contribution on technology to eventually be recognized for an EFF Pioneer Award
  • Be offered an honorary doctorate but turn it down.
  • To own a Nissan GT-R (2009+) by the time I’m 30
  • I would like to own something exceedingly rare that I can pass on to my children.  In this world of mass production, I long for something of value that is quality that I could pass on to my children.  The only example that comes to mind is a special edition Lecia camera from the 1950’s.
  • A shop where I had an array of fabrication tools like a CNC, 3D printer, Laser Cutter, along with your standard shop staples.
  • I’d like to have a movie prop gun from a Sci Fi series.  I know they are completely fake usually painted resin but I think that would be so cool to have something like this, ideally from Battlestar Galactica.
  • I want to learn how to use a TIG welder to the level where I can weld Aluminum
  • I would like to build very intricate and complex items.  Like building a decent fabrication of a Lightsaber, or R2-D2 made completely of metals.
  • I would like to drive on a technical race track for an afternoon in a sports car.
  • I’d like to have a picture I’ve taken published on a respectable magazine like Time or Life.
  • I’d like to have lunch with…
  • Adam Savage
  • Jonathan Ive
  • Steve Wozniak
  • (I left out the other Steve, because I’ve always figured he would be a jerk in person, and I like the feeling of the reality distortion field.)
  • To go on a road trip with no plan, or destination in mind.  Just drive and find new experiences.
  • I’d like to have a month long vacation
  • I would like to make an amazing Soufflé

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Sean Furukawa » Blog Archive » My Wish List for the United States for 2013 January 20th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

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