During the last two years, I did a lot of new things, trying to give back to the WordPress community: I volunteered at two WordCamps, Vienna and Turin, where I was also a speaker and, lately, I co-organized WordCamp Milano (I will talk about it in a different post). Not talking about the WordPress Meetup Milano that I co-organize since March 2015.
It was fantastic.
But being so active is no easy task, and requires a lot of energy and attention, so you end up ignoring other aspects of your life.
For example, I realized that during the last two years, I didn’t focus very much on my learning path.
Being a knowledge worker means that learning should be a core part of your life. And books represent a central source of learning.
I didn’t read a lot of books in the last few years so here is my resolution: I’ve decided to read (at least) 53 books in one year. That’s just a little more than one book a week (for you math people it’s
1,01923076923077 books a week).
I know that it will be difficult and I don’t know if I can do this but how’s the saying:
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
Here some FAQs:
This seems like a new year’s resolution. Will you start in January?
No. The best moment to start a new activity is always now. So I started this challenge last week, 31/10/2016. And since then I already finished my first book: Everybody Writes by Ann Handley (that’s also one of the reasons why I’m writing this post).
What books will you read?
Every book that I’ll find interesting! I started (again) to track my activity on my Goodreads account, if anyone is interested. I think I’ll start with entrepreneurship books, followed by crime stories and sci-fi. And, obviously, Computer Science!
Will unfinished books count towards your goal?
No. If I realize I can’t finish the book, it will not count as read.