Everyone’s all into this quantified self stuff. We talked
about it a lot in Tangible Computing last semester. Fitbits and things that
count footsteps and calories and heartbeats and sleep cycles. I’m more
interested in a different kind of quantified self. Like, how do I spend my time
and my money. What do I do. Where do I go. So I looked back at my calendar for
2014 and discovered the following about my activities…
hours I slept, how many friends I spent time with, how many coffee shops and
restaurants and bars I visited. But that’s partly what the 365 photos were for.
To see what my life looks like. And it looks like this!..
tell you that these are the things I plan to accomplish in 2015, partly out of
necessity, partly out of ambition:
[Should make that checklist first.]
Teach, Make, Present, and Go.” I would put “Learn ____” on there, but how am I
supposed to decide what I’m going to learn in advance? Life doesn’t work that
way. Though I would like to learn how to play the mandolin. But I think there
are probably things I want to learn that I don’t even know about yet that are
even more important.
or money to do like live in Mexico and visit my best friend in Indonesia. But
whatever I do end up having time and money to do, I’m going to do with purpose.