Q1, 2017

Well, today is the first day of spring and I’m feeling a bit energetic. So energetic that I don’t want to do anything. Not even reading or playing the guitar.

I’ve been thinking about the past three months. Seemed like I had an optimistic start to the new year then after a month or so I began to run out of steam. I was sorting and editing some photographs but for some reason I stopped doing it. Need to get back to it.

Talking about photography, I thought about getting a smaller camera, maybe a mirrorless camera. Then I decided that my current camera, the Nikon D7000, is still good though a bit bulky for traveling purposes. For my next camera, if I decide to get a new one, it must have the following features:

  • USB 3 connectivity
  • Wireless (connect to a smart phone)
  • GPS enabled
  • Waterproof
  • Battery that lasts long enough for me to take 1000 pictures on a single charge

I haven’t found a camera that does all of that. Maybe someone knows more than I do.

I also researched the current smart phone market and the cameras on them. They definitely have the right resolutions but their zooming capabilities is limited to digital zoom. The upside is the convenience, connectivity, and the portability. Maybe my next camera should just be my phone. I’m waiting on the next Google Pixel that’s coming out later this year to see if it’s worth it to jump ship from Apple to Google.

In terms of reading, I read four books so far this year: 10% Happier, The Happiness Project, The ONE Thing, and Smarter, Faster, Better. I enjoy reading positive psychology books and three out of the four are in that realm. I want to average two books per month. I’m two books behind right now. The good news is that March is not over yet, I still have some time. I’m also open to book recommendations. Though I read mostly nonfiction.

For the next quarter of the year, which ends in June, I want to make sure I finish all my photo sorting and editing and that I’m on track for reading two books per month.

Now that I’ve written that, I’m accountable.

What have you been doing for the past three months? I hope you also enjoy the upcoming beautiful weather, wherever you are!

Author: Hiatt Zhao

I'm a photographer, a web application developer, an explorer, and a creator, who is possessed by some sort of wanderlust.

1 thought on “Q1, 2017”

  1. Good! keep it up. I was accounted how many books I had read this year — around 8 now. And I try everyday read some pages.If I can finish 50 books end of year I will be very good.


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