One of my goals for 2018 is to read a book a month, and I am already up to 19! Goals are great!
I just finished reading Grit by Angela Duckworth, which I recommend. She discusses grit, that strength of character that many successful people have, and how to cultivate it.
I am now starting on Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. I feel like I’ve seen this in various airports for years now and it speaks to my interests, so I’m excited to finally pick this up!
I’m on the lookout for something new!
I just finished watching The Hollywood Masters on Netflix.
Every episode is an interview with a fairly influential person in Hollywood. It is fascinating to hear their backgrounds. For instance, I had no idea Norman Lear dropped bombs during WWII, or that the chairman of Disney Studios, Alan Horn, started in electrical engineering and some other odd jobs. The episode with Ken Burns was fantastic if you want to geek out on history, democracy, and sociology. I really enjoyed how each interview inspired me in some way, and the interviewer, Stephen Galloway, is just so lovely and articulate you can’t help but feel endeared towards him.
I love traveling around Ireland to visit archaeological sites and view some of the gorgeous and wild landscapes. For me travel is a great way to refresh, and to learn more about not only other cultures and histories, but it allows me to grow as a person and adapt to new situations.
I enjoy learning about health. Whether that’s from a scientific and medical perspective, ways to eat healthier, or exercise and lifestyle changes.
I’m a mentor with Bad Yogi. Through Bad Yogi there are free, short videos on YouTube (for beginners wanting to check out yoga), there is the Bad Yogi Studio (a monthly subscription), and there is the 8 week Perfect Body Yoga Program.
I recently traveled to the Netherlands for my annual visit to Roadburn Festival. I had a little fun recently and made a page to countdown the time until next year’s edition.
I am working my way through listening to various bands I missed seeing at the festival, but heard great things about, and so far I am not disappointed.