My Year in Activities, 2013
The same procedure as every year: a brief look back at new things I tried. Because some of these things are featured in 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer I’ll keep this list quite to the point. Only 73 more things to attempt as per my bucket “short list,” the list I recommend keeping in the how-to.
- Jewelry making
- Attending a poetry reading
- Attending a Harlem Globetrotters performance
- Brush lettering and sign writing
- Sand blasting
- Powder coating
- Personal trainer education (online)
- Learning about edible and medicinal weeds
- Learning to play the ukulele
- Segway riding
- Attending a rugby game (USF vs. Sonoma)
- Singing/voice training
- Learning Filipino Martial Arts
- Skiing (sort of)
- Learning to play the piano (ha… sort of)
- Learning to fight with sticks
- “Grow your own food” training
- Loss prevention detective education (online)
- Legal administrative assistant education (online)
- Attending a “Real Escape Game”
- TEFL certification
- ATV riding
- Meditation instructor education (online)
I’m not sure whether one can tell from this list but my travels did slow me down. Those, then, I’ll touch in tomorrow’s edition of my “Year in Cities.” In any case, there was plenty new to discover in 2013, and I’m sure the same will hold for 2014. If we’re open, our lives will be more adventurous.
I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead—currently manager for Developer Experience at LivePerson—and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.
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Find adventure anywhere? Try 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (2013). During my time in the States I started trying everything. Everything. Then I noticed that wasn’t only fun, it was also useful. Available at Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Books, and Leanpub.