For years, I’ve been saying that I wanted to go through my music collection and review every piece of music that I own — the good, the bad, and the embarrassing — as a simple vehicle to get myself writing on a consistent basis. I figure there’s some good nostalgia to be had in the process.
Which is all well and good, but I haven’t done it yet. In the meantime, I’m now in my thirties, with a wife, a child, a job, a mortgage, and all the responsibilities implied herein. So yeah, my goals have shifted somewhat. And in the process I’ve become rather obsessed with saving, building a nest egg, planning for retirement, and being as efficient and frugal as possible. Which, amongst my peer set, renders me somewhat of an anomaly. So the thought became, I could document my ongoing financial progress as a means of keeping myself honest and on track towards my goals.
Instead, I waffled between the two ideas for sometime, and in trying to decide upon one, did neither. So here’s both, combined. Equal parts personal finance and music history. Planning for the future with a nod to my past.
If I’m not doing this a week from now, somebody kick my ass. Thanks.