What am I doing now?

What's Andrew up to now?

This page was last updated on January 3, 2022.

New place

I've moved to a new place nearby. I'm living alone now, so it's a great opportunity to host events. So far, I've been turning Fridays into coworking days: people are allowed to come over during the day and work from my place. I also hosted a new year's party. That was socially exhausting but a lot of fun.

A New Skill Every Month

I want to pick up something new every month. Two months ago, I made a serving tray out of live-edge wood and epoxy resin. Then I started blacksmithing. The furnace is hot! So far, I've hammered together a coat hanger, a leaf, and a heart. More recently, I've also learned how to ice skate. Since the ski season started, I'm learning how to snowboard.

Muay Thai + BJJ

I've started taking Muay Thai classes after diving into a rabbit hole around the history of the UFC. Interestingly enough, it's been a positive influence on my work. Constraints with my schedule forced me to be more intentional with my time. (I also started doing BJJ. The classes are right next to each other.)

Meal Prepping

My diet sucks. It's a bigger shame since my nutritional IQ is relatively high. So I've decided to practice what I preach and actually measure/cook my food in batches. It's quite nice, to be honest. There's no cooking during the week, and I eat a solid amount of food.

Skin Care

I grew up with severe eczema and sunscreen allergies. Historically, it's made me apathetic when it comes to caring for my skin. But coming back from a sunny vacation and a research rabbit hole, I learned about the importance of moisturizing and sunscreen. As a result, I've set up a minimalist skincare routine (which is much better than no routine at all).