Welcome to 2019

I never start the year on January 1st. It just doesn’t make sense; you’re still in that pseudo weekday/weekend time then. No, the first day of the year is the first workday (which for me is the first Monday). Hence, this year, tomorrow is the first real day of 2019.

With my current job, I get two weeks off during Christmas (which is a real bonus). This Christmas break I had a number of plans. There was a long laundry list of things I wanted to working. Programming, working around the house, edtech networking prep, blog posts, cfps, everything.

I did none of that. Well, to be fair, I didn’t complete any of it, there were certainly subtasks that were finished. But I didn’t get everything done from that list.

I did something much more productive.

I did nothing.

I relaxed. I recharged. I got some really good sleep. I drank some very fine whisky. I talked with some old dear friends.

And I forgave myself for not going all crazy that I didn’t do 30 days worth of to-dos in the 14 days I had.

And tomorrow it’s the new year, for real, and it’s time to get to work.

Kangaroo Valley, NSW
One thing I did get done was to get out and experiment with our new camera equipment. Today we went for a drive to Kangaroo Valley to get started. Awful weather, awful light, and it was a nice trip but no photos jumped out at us. This was our first attempt with the new tilt-shift lens. We have so much more practising to do.


Kenneth “Scott” Huntley is a Learning Designer with TAFE NSW (Technical and Further Education, in New South Wales in Australia) and WordPress instructor with The Parramatta College.

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