Now

On this page I keep a short list of what is currently happening in my life. In theory I will update this every 3 to 6 months. The date of my last update is at the top of the list, so if 6 months have passed since then feel free to add a comment reminding me to refresh the list.

The idea of having a Now” page comes from Derek Sivers who pioneered the practice back in 2015. Since then many others have adopted it, I was prompted to start this page by C J Chivers in January 2019.


30 July 2019

What is happening now in my life:

  • Family: Steady-state, busy with H working 5 days now (up from 3).
  • Chaplaincy Diploma: Just started and am excited by the topic and enjoying studying again.
  • Work: Actual work is easy and boring. Still embroiled in mediation and HR issues.
  • Blog: In the process of migrating everything to Blot.im, this could take some time.
  • Reading: Quite a backlog of partially read books, these are getting the most of my attention:
    • Lycopolis by Ali Luke. Started 9 June 2019, 304 pages (Kindle edition).
    • Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide by John Patton. Started 25 July 2019, 130 pages (Kindle edition).
    • Second Sky by Tania Runyan. Started 20 February 2019,  (ISBN 978-1-62564-288-2)
    • Collected Poems by Bill Manhire. Started 29 January 2019, 303 pages (ISBN 0-86473-411-5).

Saying No’ to:

  • Spending on non-essentials.
  • Disrespectful interactions from other people.
  • Wasting time playing games on my phone.

Saying Yes’ to:

  • Spiritual growth, re-establishing some keystone habits.
  • Spending time with my kids.

29 January 2019:

  • Work: Biochemistry lab technician
  • Study: Considering studying environmental management
  • Faith: Focussing on reading the Bible every day and wanting to foster more awareness of God in our kids.
  • Family: One child in last year of high school, one in the first year of high school, and one mid-way through primary school. The year ahead will bring driving lessons, teenage angst, and some learning difficulties to deal with. Also a new job beginning for my wife.
  • Projects: Finishing a model boat for my son.
  • On my mind: Poetry, fiction story ideas, global warming.
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