Why 12 sur 12, aka 12 by 12 ?
First of all because it sounded good to me. Second because I have the intuition that the intensity of learning is key, thus one area per month with a dedicated effort. Third because I have heard about @levelsio who developed 12 start-ups in 12 months. I haven’t read his blog yet but my friend Adrien told me about it. I was impressed by the density of achievements.
Focusing on one area at a time is also a way to diverge less. How many times did I start learning about a field and ended up knowing nothing?
So, what will be the 12 fields I’ll be exploring ?
I don’t want to give myself a fixed list already from the beginning. It will evolve depending on where I live, what opportunities I found and my motivation at the moment.
However, here is what I have in my bucket list at the moment (some links to illustrate)
I do not pretend to master those areas. I don’t plan to explore one area and drop everything else. Just to illustrate: I do a bit of yoga everyday and I will keep going this way. However, I intend to gain momentum and improve my practice by focusing one month of 2015 on it through readings, videos, classes, so that by the end of the month, I do have learn something that sticks with me for a while.
I am currently living in Brazil. With the upcoming Carnival, I will have a lot of opportunities to play the repinique. I also have the chance to live in an apartment with a veranda, so growing my own food is also a top priority.
For the first 2 months, I will focus on playing the repinique and growing my own food.
And because this whole project is about learning, I intend to improve how I learn: can I improve my routines? how do I tackle a new area? how I break things into pieces? etc As a matter of fact, writing this blog is part of the learning process. I intend to organize publicly my researches, and sum-up my own finding & digestion in the specific area, when needed.See you soon along the learning curve!