Having extra free time over for myself during the holiday season is relaxing and nerve-racking at the same time. Preparing for the future is not easy, but the good news is that there are a number of interesting angles to pursue. As always.
A new goal in life. Bootstrap myself in such a way that I can become emersed in intellectually challenging problems, e.g. the wonderful world of technology.
Optimize and fine-tune state-of-the-art screaming machines using wit and intelligence and good old common sense. The broad knowedge and experience is certainly there, but it might also mean having to focus better on a more specific area of technology. That would not be easy but I am up for the challenge and it would be really interesting.
I would sure feel much better if I could find a fitting job, sooner than later, but that is not always so easy. Get back to my roots by rolling up my sleeves and purposely getting my hands and feet muddied with the real world. Things are however picking up in a number of interesting areas in which I am getting closer and closer to.
In the meantime just live day by day, remain positive, and retain some sense of purpose.