My life todo list
This is my todo list in life. It's not static - I'll continue to add and remove things on it in order to keep it up to date. I'm very much experimenting with it. If I find that I'm not motivated to do certain things here I'll remove them, and if I discover new stuff I want to do I'll add them.
The idea is to appreciate things I've done and fight hard to do new awesome stuff. It's working pretty well so far!
This is something that has become a defining part of me, and has given me a lot of joy over the years.
Learn to photograph well enough to sell the skill(about 2007) Be part of a successful blog(about 2007) Learn to code well enough to sell the skill(about 2009) Create and sell an artwork(2014) Get myself a studio for LEGO, photography, and other creative endeavours(2016-2018) Create a larger studio, better equipped to do all sorts of creative things(2018-2019 when me, Johannes and Pelle built Loftet) Record a podcast(2022)
Me and Johannes records yearly summaries, which we then listen to the year after, in a podcast format. They're private, so no - you cannot listen in.
Build a third studio in our home(started in 2023)
- Finish and publish a computer game
- Exhibit works somewhere, like a museum or gallery
- Learn to play an instrument decently enough. Or sing. That would be fun too.
- Tattoo my creative disciplines onto my arm:
I've had my fair share of ups and downs over the years. While not always fun, the lessons they've given are part of me. This is the most important part of my life by far. I get so much happiness, joy and energy from my partner and my kids. (And yes, a fair share of frustration as well. hashtagparenting)
Fall in love Get engaged(2015)
I was proposed to.
Get married(2017) Become a father(November 3, 2017)
Sam was born!
Get divorced(2018, finalized 2019)
Definitely not the highlight of my life, but a very important thing for my future and well-being.
Create a home for my family(2020) Get engaged for the second and final time(2022)
I proposed to Juliane
Become a father for the second time(February 20, 2023)
It was a girl!
- Marry Juliane
- See my kids live life
- Grow old with my wife
- Expire happy
A fascinating category, but also one that has become less and less important the older I get and the more important family becomes.
- Visit every continent
Europe(1984) Asia(2009) North America(2009)
- South America
- Experience the following cities:
Copenhagen(way back) Amsterdam(2009) New York(2009) Beijing(2009) Tokyo(2010) Budapest(2010) Aqaba(2012) Barcelona(2012) Warszawa(2013) Stockholm(2013) Berlin(2016) Prague(2016) Paris(2017)
- London (have visited but not experienced)
- Hong Kong
- San Diego
See Petra in Jordan(2012) Experience Provence(2018)
- Obtain a second citizenship in another country
- Go to the airport and buy a ticket without knowing where I'm going
- Work from abroad for 1 month
- Work from abroad for 6 months
- Work from abroad for 1 year
This used to be much more important to me in the past. Looking to get back to this category more, but mostly to maintain my health.
Bench press 100 kg(about 2006) Do 20 handstand pushups against wall(2014) Run Toughest(2014) Do 20 headstanding body bends(2014) Be able to walk 5 meters while handstanding(2014) Be able to walk 10 meters while handstanding(2014) Be able to walk 15 meters while handstanding(2015) Be able to walk 20 meters while handstanding(2015)
- Do 100 pushups in one go
- Do 5 one-armed pushups in one go
- Do 100 kettlebell swings in one go (with 20kg weight)
- Do 5 handstand pushups without wall
Business and work
I've always been interested in business. I'm not always a natural at it, but with an analytical mindset combined with good work ethic I've managed to achieve several milestones I'm quite proud of.
Get a job at a cool agency(2008) Become good enough at something to get headhunted(2010) Earn a living doing freelance work(2011) See the numbers 500 000 (SEK) in my account balance(2012)
Before this, I also had a million as a goal. But when I did this I realized it did nothing for me and removed the higher goal. Money is just a tool, not a goal in itself.
Own (or be a partner at) a company(2012)
After freelancing for 040, they invited me to become a partner at the company.
Be part of an acquisition or merger(2016)
040 joined Odd Hill at Sjöbergska
Make a living as a consultant software engineer(2019) Get employed as senior software engineer(2020, by IKEA) Try out Engineering Management in a large organisation(2022, at IKEA)
- Earn a regular part time income passively
We all need some cool things to do.
Snowboard(about 2003) Scuba dive(2012: am now a PADI Open Water Diver) Play bubble football(2014) Drive a segway(2015) Learn to unicycle(2015)
- Learn to juggle
- Bungee jump
- Learn to surf
- Learn to skate
- See red-hot lava
- See the northern lights
- Learn to fly a plane (landing and liftoff included)
- Roll in a ZORB ball
- La Tomatina
- Walk on coal
Various things not really belonging in other categories.
Be considered the best in Sweden at something(about 2000)
Was ranked #1 at 50m rifle shooting in Sweden's ranking system based on several contests.
Start an organization(about 2007)
Started a basket ball organization and was president for two years. It's still going strong in 2022.
Get a university exam(2009)
Bachelor's degree in Swedish linguistics
Pay my house loan(2014) Get myself a nice little studio apartment to do creative things from(2014) Go to therapy to see what that's like(2018)
- Pay my student debt
- Learn a third language at conversation level. Going to be German - working on it.