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 Grimm) and reading.
Visiting the cinema a few times each month to get best value out of my all-you-can-eat Cineworld subscription.
Writing blog posts, covering topics related to music, computing, psychology 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.
Running the occasional MBTI feedback session, and writing articles and blog posts for another MBTI related project (which I can’t really talk about yet).
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, although how it’s looking right now is a little more time spent sitting around drinking tea and/or wine and talking about the things I’m interested in with new people.
Last updated 19th April 2017