About

I’ve started this blog to give my listing, tracking and counting tendencies a healthy outlet! While not obsessive, I lean toward being exacting in the way I do things…so you can count on this site to be detailed, uncluttered and grammar-conscious.

My basic descriptors are:

  • liberal thinker
  • semi-socialist
  • humanist
  • professional
  • middle class +
  • cost-conscious
  • aware I benefit from white privilege
  • female
  • married to male
  • parent of 1 young trans* person
  • empty nester
  • rock music fan
  • techie
  • educated
  • highly literate
  • arts appreciator; artsy
  • philosopher
  • calm, quiet and serious
  • fit
  • 53 years old
  • east coaster (North America)

You’ll see my personal lists about Kulture (books, music, movies, art and design), food shopping, cooking, budgeting, ethical and sustainable living, and my views on society including family, gender, work, health and leisure. I’ll be posting through the lens of where I live, in Nova Scotia, Canada. I hope we can support each other as smart freethinkers in a less than exacting world!

If you would like to contact me, but not in a published comment, you can email me at: anexactinglife AT gmail DOT com

45 comments

  1. I love your descriptors!! Thanks for visiting my blog – I hope you come back.

  2. Just came across your blog – Keep up the great posts 😉

  3. dianne

    came across you blog surfing word press, enjoyed my visit.. : )

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  5. I nominated An Exacting Life for a Liebster Award. I love reading your blog! http://dexterlanges.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/liebster-nominees-surprise-im-not-dead/

  6. Hello – fairly new blogger here. Found you while Sunday morning surfing through a link on a blog i follow here in UK (Everyday life on a Shoestring). Love your blog and share your compulsion for recording etc.

  7. I found your blog through a comment you made on my own. I like what I see and plan to read it regularly.

  8. I also like your list of descriptors. It is so comprehensive that reading it, one feels one has known you for some years!

  9. Hello!

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster blog award, hope you accept! Check out my blog for details.

    Amy

  10. You have a very fun blog. I am not so much into counting but I like to list and review movies, DVDs and books and comment on clothes and pop culture in a mostly humorous way in my blog http://rosythereviewer.blogspot.com. If you are interested, I hope you will take a look. Rosy

  11. I’m glad to have found your blog, I’m appreciating learning about how you think and live your life. You are certainly exacting and I find this very interesting, refreshing and inspiring as it is so different from how I am. From the few posts of yours that I’ve read, I’ve learned a lot and you give me much to ponder, so I look forward to reading, learning and pondering some more, and most especially conversing about it all. 🙂

    • Thanks, FR! I like to say my primary identity is as an intellectual. I am not placing a higher value on intellect than on other ways of being – it’s just how I am and how I relate to the world. I suppose the “exacting” part of the blog (data, lists, analysis etc) does a few things for me – it gives me information for making better decisions, it keeps my racing mind occupied so I am not always weighed down by the worries of the world, AND the opposite – it allows me to think more deeply about what is revealed (for example, my home inventory quickly became an analysis of my role as a consumer). I look forward to keeping up a conversation!

  12. Very interesting. It sounds like you’ve figured out a system that works well with your personality and life, so good for you!

    Cheers to meaningful convos!

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  14. Gee, I could copy and paste your descriptors fairly easily. Aside from not having a trans child (is that correct?) or white privilege it all suits pretty well. 🙂
    Have you ever done your Myers-Briggs test?

  15. “I suppose the “exacting” part of the blog (data, lists, analysis etc) does a few things for me – it gives me information for making better decisions, it keeps my racing mind occupied so I am not always weighed down by the worries of the world, AND the opposite – it allows me to think more deeply about what is revealed (for example, my home inventory quickly became an analysis of my role as a consumer).”

    Eek, I am a unrepentant list maker for exactly the same reason, it keeps my mind occupied and acts as external storage for my mind (pensieve!). I’m afraid it also probably gives a sense of control, of which, I inwardly know too well doesn’t really exist. But still. I keep a home inventory too. And a clothes inventory. And a safety deposit box inventory…book inventory…

  16. I just thought I would drop by to say hello!~ Mr.CBB

  17. A beautiful and informative blog. I would love to read the posts. Have a lovely week. Take care and God bless.

  18. love your blog…I’m a fanatic reader too

  19. I have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” Award. Thank you for inspiring me! http://krisalex333.wordpress.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Kris

  20. Hello,
    I live in Northern Indiana, it’s difficult being liberal minded and an Ally to the LGBT community because it is dominated by destructive religious sects. Your perspective is refreshing.

    • Thanks. I am lucky to live in a place that celebrates diversity. Although I grew up here, it is also intentional since I moved away for many years and chose to come back. I am always stricken by the stories of LGBT people who live in intolerant communities or have to live under unjust laws.

      • We lived in Chicago for a year abd it was refreshing. It’s hard, but I feel people like me and my husband need to live in these areas to continue working to open mind and hearts.

  21. curiousmother

    As a chaotic, rambling, distracted sort of person you’re scaring me already, but I’m going to take the plunge!

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  23. Hi there, I’ve just dropped by to say ‘thank you’ for all your blog posts over the past year that I’ve been reading your blog. I find it so interesting, to have an insight into what a life is like is a very different country and someone living quite a different life from mine. I’ve learnt a lot from you, as from all the blogs I read, and this feels like a great time to take a moment to say thanks.
    All good wishes for you and yours for 2016,f from one list maker to another.
    Deborah xxxx

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