Current Status: Busy

Hello everyone,

Last week, I had every intention of writing a post. This week, I have that same intention. Sadly, I was not able to do so last week, and probably won’t be able to this week. The reason for that is I’ve taken on a lot of things lately.

First, I’ve started going back to the #DowntownDevBC here in Columbus, and have a book to read along with that. Second, for reasons that I will not go public about just yet, I’ve been attending just about every user group and conference I possibly can. Third, I’ve been arranging talks for sessions at CodeMash and Columbus Code Camp. Fourth, my mentor and friend Matt Groves and I decided to change up our mentoring system to more closely follow Calvin Allen and Seth Petry-Johnson’s system. It has a bit more involvement and homework involved, so that’s one other thing I’ve been working on. Fifth, I’ve got another app project that I’ve started with fellow Improver Jonathan Hammond, along with the other project that I was already working on with Nick Hunter.

Sixth, my family and I decided to become members at our local church that we started attending after we moved into our house (Broadman Baptist Church is the name, for any who are interested). With that, we’ve been volunteering our time and effort towards teaching and setting up events. Seventh, we have a men’s group that meets up on Tuesday nights at a local restaurant. We’ve decided to start reading a book, so I’ve got something else to read now (a J.I. Packer book, for anyone who’s interested).

Eighth, I’ve started to regularly organize/host a game night at my house called #GamesAndGrub, which is a ton of fun, but does take up some time and effort to keep it going. Ninth, I’ve been organizing a family reunion that will be happening soon. And finally, tenth, I’m still doing all the stuff I was doing before, like being a father, husband, full-time worker and hobbyist ocarina player.

Needless to say, my time is a bit full right now. I hope to get a good post in this coming week after a couple of these things pass and I get some free time in. Either way, I hope all is going well with you all, and as always…

Thanks for reading!

Update: the parts that we implemented in our mentoring system was the concept of homework and of having lunch at least once a month. This will help me to focus where I need to learn and grow, and give Matt a good opportunity to figure out what I know and what to review.

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2 thoughts on “Current Status: Busy

    • Michael Bowman says:

      I’ve added an update to the bottom of the post. Although we’ve only met once as well, I like the idea. We can focus directly on what I want to do, what I don’t know and what I need to know.

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