Now and then in December 2018

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

This month has been busy which is partially why I didn’t post a “now and then” update earlier, however my now page has been updated). November included - a hectic work schedule, - a thanksgiving meetup with old friends - a family birthday - and minimal Black Friday shopping (I bought a couple of switch games which had been on my list for a while.

I did a bit on many of my projects for last month but finished few. The area where I saw the most success is health. Perhaps this has been a real testament to the compounding effect of habits. There was little change early on but now there has been far more.

While many of my side projects and tasks have seen little change, I’ve got much closer to my family. My wife and I set out a plan for our evening activities to get away from the “default of TV/Netflix. This included an evening of coding, a “date” evening, an evening at her church group and so on. This has been a real blessing and we’ve spent more time talking and closer than we have since our daughter was born.

I’ve also spent more quality time with my daughter, witnessing her grow and develop. It truly is a blessing and joy to see the world through her eyes.

Adding podcasts

I’ve started adding new podcasts to my listening feed again. After about four months of culling my list, I decided to add some new ones. I’ll probably have to cut some again but so far the mix of tech and Christian podcasts (they all seem to feature Tom Wright) has been a welcome addition. I’ve wanted to add a page with my podcast recommendations for a while so this should be motivation to push forward.

I’m excited for the future and the next year.