I turned 26 in 2017.  I took a very long time to write this about page because I struggle with defining my identity.  Did I want to be a writer?  A philosopherA self-help writerA motivational speakerA hacker, A maker?  A Quantified self blogger?  A mathematician?

For most of my life I wanted to be a scientist or an inventor.  Not knowing much else about what I wanted, my aim was to be an inventor.

Life doesn’t always go according to plan.  Which is technically a lie.  I never had a plan.  I was too busy exploring (it’s a really great series of posts asking whether you should explore for knowledge or exploit your current repertoir).  Which I used to feel bad about, but then I worked out what I was doing and why it was important.  I also worked out why people have a habit of giving the wrong advice (they usually mean well).  Exploring did mean that I started a lot of projects I didn’t finish.  But that’s changing now.  I have a lot to write about this year.  And hopefully it will help people.

In 2015 I wrote the list of common human goals, A very long list of sleep maintenance suggestions

In 2016 I lost 10kg.  I started doing a lot of reading, writing and thinking.

In 2017 I read 85 books, discovered enlightenment, figured out how to get rid of the self-critical brain loop, how to defeat intrusive thoughts

In 2018…  I have a lot to write about.