Start blogging in English
This is something I’ve mulling over for a while now. I haven’t blogged in Estonian much for years (the occasional travel post doesn’t count) and I feel that the stuff I might want to say could benefit from being in a language understood by more than medium size city in the US. It’s write better and more or die trying type of thing.
Attend at least one event every week
This is what started the list. With moving my life to London there really isn’t lack of events to go to every single day. However, it’s equally easy to bury yourself in the day-to-day work and dedicate the rest of myself to my family. Reading “Why In-Person Socializing Is A Mandatory To-Do Item” reminded me that inspiration comes when people collide. So I’ll make an effort to go to at least one event (it could be a startup meetup, local hobby group get-together, stand-up comedy) each week to bump into people I don’t know.
Be a good dad
That’s a no brainer yet sometimes being a dad can be testing. Patience, sacrificing time that was “me time” before Otto came to our lives, remembering to be an active dad, put away the modern gadgetry that steals your soul away from family…
It’s hard to find extra time for sports when you’re raising a son, want to have a healthy relationship and try to build a startup at the same time. Commuting in London eats up way more time than I expected so regular exercise hasn’t been a top priority. And I’m one of those people who function better when they can exhaust themselves a few times a week, feel the sweet pain of muscles aching.
I’ll leave the “simplify” and “start coding” things, that seem to be popular promises with the enterpreneur/startup crowd I follow, for the future. Really not that simple if your home looks like the photo above all the time :)