April, the start of new things to come. I’ve dropped a project I had been working on for the last 3 months, an additional 3 or so months in the planning. Much to the disappointment of my team mates, it had to be done.
With that sad part out of the way, I’ve started looking for work now. Looking through ads over the last few days, applying to the few that seemed interesting, all in the hopes that I can be hired with such a varied, yet unmastered skill set. Beggars can’t be choosers, but at the same time, there’s no point in applying for a job you can’t do.
So, it’s April, and what’s on the horizon thus far? Well, apparently Camp NaNoWriMo is going on, and I’ve somehow been pulled into another frantic month of writing. I’ve nothing planned though. I could resume the one I never finished last year in November, but for some reason that feels like a story that requires more time and thought applied to it. I’ve considered a couple of other stories to write; something of a crime novel in a contemporary setting, and a newer idea involving a pair of adventurers in a fantasy setting. We’ll see what I feel like later tonight when I get the mood to write. Imagination is a tricky one to force, and can be overall detrimental, but we’ll see.
The Christchurch Annual Brick Show is coming up in June. Haven’t really prepared anything to exhibit, due to a number of responsibilities eating up my time. However, I had been asked to take the lead on a rather large project for the event: a rather large (3.45m x 1.15m) brick based mosaic. Now, this is something I’ve never done before, but it’s within the scope of my capabilities. Plus it should be a fun experience.
Other things going on: an online Gamification course at Coursera has started up again, which I enrolled into earlier this year. I missed last years one. Some of my friends who’ve done it have mixed opinions on it, but I’m interested in what it outlines nonetheless. Shouldn’t take up a whole lot of time either, and plus, it’s free
My life is starting to gain a semblance of order again. Hopefully for the long term.