Inspired by Derek Sivers and Gregory Brown I thought it would be a good idea to list things outside of my day job that are taking up my time right now, and summarising the sorts of things I’d like to get involved in.
Listening to music, watching TV shows (currently drip-feeding Criminal Minds and binging on Star Trek – The Next Generation) and reading.
Visiting the cinema a few times each month.
Writing blog posts, covering topics related to music, computing and productivity.
Learning technical skills that feed into my ongoing projects at the University, or that are related to projects I’ve now finished but still interest me. Currently this involves learning about Oracle Fusion, exploring Kanban boards and other ways to track the progress of my work, and experimenting with ways to automate the creation of Word documents/PDFs/web pages/books from plain text/markdown files. I’m also still doing a lot of dabbling with WordPress and Ubuntu, but neither of these forms part of my day job now.
Experimenting with various iterations of the Raspberry Pi.
Trying to build proficiency in Windows 10 as I’d not used Windows for a while before this summer. It’s actually not too bad, and I’m at a point where I feel confident using Windows as my main/only OS at work.
Spending time with my two-legged and four-legged family.
The last 12 months have seen a lot of change in both my personal and professional life, and I’m still at the stage of seeing where all the pieces fit. That said, I’m always on the lookout for new things to keep me occupied outside of work, and I feel that at this point I could handle at least one new thing. What that will look like remains to be seen.
I also seem to become far less sociable during the winter months (and thus leave the house less). I suspect anything involving travel/collaboration will be best started once spring has arrived.
Last updated 11th February 2017