What I’m doing now

At the moment, I’m enjoying the spring-like weather here in Innsbruck, but feeling a bit of a yearning for Johannesburg as I’ve not been back since November. I’m also:

  • working with three Innsbruck-based clients through my communications consultancy on their marketing and global comms strategies
  • creating a new storytelling show focusing on Japanese tales for my alter-ego, Ziyadliwa
  • talking to scientists about their communication challenges so that I can fine-tune my SciComm training offerings
  • learning to dance! I’m half-way through a private jazz dancing course (apparently I have talent – woo hoo!), I’m taking swing lessons, and I’ m working through Ksenia Parkhatskaya’s solo jazz dancing course when time allows.
  • re-thinking my podcast: I want to create a performance platform where I can tell stories, and read stories, and slip in some poetry. I’m thinking of calling it “Wyrd’s Cave” – “wryd” being the old English word for fate – but I am still thinking.
  • making time to improve my ukulele skills – 10-15 minutes a day
  • carving out time to write one researched article a month. Ponte took me weeks to research and eventually write, so one a month is enough for now.

Reading:
Kraken by China Miéville
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Japanese Tales by Royall Tyler
Escape from the Ivory Tower by Nancy Baron

Listening to:
To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell

Watching:
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, for the 4th time (don’t judge: the music is great, the clothes are fabulous, Miss Fisher is my hero, and although there are lots of challenging themes – some dark, even – it’s a gentle programme that makes me smile…)

Last updated: 17th March 2019 | Now page inspired by the lovely Derek Sivers