Current discovery about myself:
More than anything, I enjoy being faced with a problem, learning deeply about it, and then coming up with potential solutions. It doesn't matter what field it's in, nor if it's something I am familiar with or not. Actually, sometimes not having any previous knowledge means that I can come up with an untried approach. This process is very enjoyable to me, and I think that I am quite good at it. I have to find ways to incorporate this skill into my life. What are creative ways that I can help people, where the process and solution are mutually fulfilling?
What’s going on with me right now:
I’m living in beautiful Alameda, California, and working in San Francisco at WorldStage Lab. My work has caused me to travel around the USA quite a bit this last year, so I have enjoyed seeing parts of the country I may never have otherwise. Beyond that, Kristen and I have taken two cross-country trips; one by car and one my train. We have developed a real enjoyment in the process of long distance travel. Truly enjoying the journey rather than just the destination. Next up is traversing the Trans-Canada Highway.
While I haven’t been able to work on design or creative projects while here (due to visa restrictions), I have been slowly teaching myself coding, mostly in Processing and Swift. This has been fun, and I hope to continue to grow and learn in this work and further incorporate it into my creative endeavors in the future.
Goals for the next little while:
- Keep reading more. Maybe even pick up a fiction book for the first time in years.
- Find an enjoyable way to become more physically active, especially involving the outdoors.
- Try to write more. I have ideas, but I’m always intimidated by the prospect of writing to a format for publication or even an audience.
- Keep traveling, spend more time in Canada, my home, and try to maintain the style of mini vacations as permanent retirement throughout my life.