Hey hey, it’s been a while since I wrote anything.
2021 was a busy year: I brought my girlfriend to the UK during a global pandemic, got married, moved home, did lots of physics, gave lots of lessons, and somehow even found the time to bake some flapjack. Despite this, I didn’t get as much done as I’d have liked. I have a lot of long term goals which I need to make progress on, which brings me to the point of this entry.
In order to add some pressure so that I might be more likely to achieve them, I’m going to lay out my main goals for this year.
- Strict sleep schedule and exercise routine
- Cutting back on internet/media use to a bare minimum
- Making time to sit every day and to give gassho
- Journal every day. The only way to spot patterns is to have the data in which to spot them :)
- Try to write log entries such as these approximately monthly
- Craft a robust, reliable workflow for dealing with our data
- Automatic report generation
- Write notes on everything that I’m doing for future me and future others
- Prepare a talk for the conference
- Make sure to spent at least 15 minutes each day on each langauge. This is a really nice thing to do as a break between doing physics.
- (Finally) finish Assimil Russian. I started reading this book in 2013!!
- Assimil Perfectionnement Russe
- A Comprehensive Russian Grammar
- Грамматика русского языка в упражнениях и комментариях
- Read at least one text per day, and at least one book in Russian a month–the only way to grow vocabulary
- Pass ТРКИ-3
- Assimil French With Ease, Using French
- Finish Michel Thomas Vocabulary
- Michel Thomas
- Assimil 1
- Keeleklikk A2 (through Russian)
My low-hanging-fruit goal is to read at least one book a month. That should be easily achievable.
The main books I want to read:
- The Art of Happiness
- Planet Earth
- Earth System Science (and a few others from the same series)
- Алые Паруса
- Le Petit Prince
- The Hobbit
- Moby Dick
- The Great Gatsby
- Sapiens (everyone I speak to tells me to read this)
- The Catcher in the Rye
- Draw something every day
That’s it for now, but I reserve the right to update this as I remember more of the things I want to do!
Happy St. Valentine’s Day!