My friend Steve Jones posted Shutting Down for a Week and in that he talked about doing too much, trying to find balance. I’m right there with him, I’ve been slowly finishing up commitments and shedding tasks to get down to what is right now about a 45 hour week, with a single day trip remaining this year and no travel projected for January.
I’m starting to think about next year. How much do I want to travel? What are my new goals? I haven’t been able to get as much done as I wanted this year. I got a lot done, but not as much as I wanted. Trying to do too much, or not trying hard enough? Both? I’ve got a few ideas I think are worth effort, but I’m trying harder to quantify the effort. Building something new is exhilarating, but draining too if you do it on top of a normal job.
Mostly though I’m going to do things that aren’t work or career related. Catch up some stuff around the house, build a thing or two, do some extra reading, and when I’m ready I’ll make some decisions about the next phase.