After a lot of thinking I think I’ve decided on the three things that I want to focus on this year.
1) Un-complicate my life
Since last summer I’ve been involved with a number of projects, both within the University and outside it. As a result I’ve been very busy, to a certain extent been quite stressed and without a formal work office I’ve found it difficult to “let go”. I really feel that I need to make some changes to basically calm down. I’ve decided that I’m going to take a lot less on, especially now I’m working for Online Services I’ve got an office and a desk and I can leave my work there and forget about it at home. I still want to continue with my work with Joss on JISCPress and I’ve agreed to work with a number of departments on their websites however I really feel that is enough. I also may put to bed a number of my personal projects and perhaps focus on learning Python and continuing with my random API mashups (I’ve got a new one coming soon that makes use of the new Spotify API).
As a result of slowing down my working life I want to increase my social activities a bit more and enjoy being a student.
2) Put a bit more effort into my education
I’ll admit that as a result of much of what I’ve discussed above I’ve kind of put my education second, not intentionally, but more just because my other work excites me more. So hopefully with less on I can better focus my attention on my upcoming exams and final assignments.
3) Exercise more
Cliche? Maybe. Even so, an advantage of working for the University is that I get free gym membership and I full intend to make use of it.