Monthly review: August 2012

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Last month, I wrote:

I’ll be celebrating my 29th birthday this August. I’m looking forward
to getting together with friends, writing and illustrating my yearly
review, preparing for the conference in September, and winding down my
consulting engagement.

August was definitely a month for life tweaks. I’ve been getting used to the Asus Infinity TF700 tablet, and I’m starting to get the hang of drawing on it. I moved to a new phone and a new mobile provider – the Samsung Galaxy S3 on WIND Mobile – so now I’m all kitted out in terms of connectivity. Android development is fun and interesting, and I’m looking forward to digging deeper over the next year or so. W- and I painted our new shed, and now there’s plenty of space for our bicycles and other stuff.

We’ve been enjoying plenty of watermelons and other fresh fruits. I hosted a small get-together to celebrate my birthday, and instead of baking, I just cut up lots and lots of fruit to share. That was fun.

Many of my friends are looking for their next job opportunity, so I’ve been spending more time with them and thinking about ways to help out. As for me, consulting was great. I picked up an exciting new skill: animating my sketches. Now I’m taking a short break so that I can spend time with my family and participate in a conference in the Bay Area. I’ll be consulting for two days a week in October and November, and then I’m going to commit to figuring out other non-consulting business models. Onward!

In September, I’m looking forward to spending time with my parents, sister, and brother-in-law; sharing lots of sketchnotes from the Quantified Self Conference; putting together an annual review; and learning more about mobile development.

Getting the hang of my new devices





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