Short term goals.

Instead of wasting my days between student and employee I thought it would be good to set some short term goals during my 'sabbatical time'.

Statistics: When I told someone that I needed to get some sort of qualification in statistics I was asked why I would want to be involved in that sort of self- flagellation. However, as I have discovered over the last year, my statistical skills are lacking in certain areas. I would like to do a one or two day course in intermediate statistics, or even beginner to intermediate statistics.

Publish: I think that my dissertation research is worth re-formating and perhaps cutting down into a research article for a journal. This may be another exercise in self-flagellation as well.

Photography: Good lord do I need to go into the countryside and take photographs. I don't think I would even recognise my camera if I tripped over it right now. I haven't spent any time in the past couple of months and would love to spend time doing some serious photography. I think a few days in the Highlands is required, perhaps around the area of Strathy (@samchair).

Database: For some reason I would like to build a database driven website. I cannot explain this. Probably a result of the Spatial Modelling course that I did last year. Am sure (hoping) this will wear off. 

Website design: This site has been the same for about a year now, I think a refresh may be in order. A few years ago I thought it would be nice to split the journal into different sections.

I guess it would be a good idea to add get a job in this list too, but I don't want to be too hasty about this, it has to be the right job.