Practical short-term goals for certain skills I've always wanted to learn, whether as just to know or as ancillary to other skills:
- Photography (taking my Canon EOS 80D with me today on a neighborhood walk in north Jersey).
- Perhaps purchase a Casio keyboard and re-learn the piano. Played this song last night to ease my mind while laying in bed. Always seem to forget how much more restful and unbroken my sleep is with soothing music. On that note...
- Start meditating again, midday and before bed.
- Enough familiarity with coding concepts to be able to beat some of these logic/coding puzzles a friend sent over to me, as well as those quasi-coding video games he recommends (like Human Resource Machine and TIS-100).
- Set myself up with a suitable enough workstation for casual streaming on Twitch. This is mostly (I regret to admit) out of some FOMO I'm feeling from a few of my friends getting into streaming. I'd like to stay connected with those friends while perhaps building a small community of people in the process.
- Sign up for an instructor on italk, maybe this person named Hiroshi Catuyama who knows both Brazilian Portuguese but teaches Japanese, just to try out that 'stacking' method of language learning that I've often heard of. I've always rather liked that idea because it makes language learning rely more on intuition and impulse, which I think is more conducive to overall retention and application.
- Write more bad poetry.