Spring has sprung here in Melbourne Australia. And what a time of year for new beginnings and rethinking the plan. This week, i’m a free agent. Working from home in the best way possible. With fresh flowers, new buds on the trees and blue skys.
Online unity dev course
I’ve been spending a lot of time studying unity development and have found a fabulous course: https://www.udemy.com/unitycourse/learn/v4/
For only $24 (!) i’m going through 52 hours of tutorials. Using Unity and a number of other tools – we build 5 games. I’ve been considering investing in a 10 week course at http://www.aie.edu.au/. But I figure i’ll try the $24 version before the $5,000 version..know what i’m sayin. Bless the internet and it’s abundance of free and engaging materials.
Meeting new friends and old friends
Historically, when i’ve based myself out of the house – I’ve found I go a little stir crazy:
- No oustisde inspiration = the ideas don’t flow
- No people = it’s boring and lonely
- Lots of things to do that aren’t work = distraction and lack of focus
- Close to the kitchen = unlimited food = unlimited hunger lol.
So, i’m making a point to meet people for lunch every single day. So far i’ve connected with a start up founder, a professional writer and a product manager at a virtual reality company.
Brainstorming new ideas
I want to work for myself. To do this, I need to come up with some ideas. Every day, i’m testing and learning new ideas. This bit is hard. But the way I see it – the more I do, the more chance i’ll have of coming up with something that works for me.
The best week ever
In summary this has been the best week ever. The freedom to connect with myself again.