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What I’m doing now

This is my now page. It’s a place where you can read about what I’m doing these days. The goal is to update it 3-4 times a year.

Starting to turn the page on COVID

French Canada finished its lock down and curfew in early June after eight months including five where we had a curfew. I’ve only had my first vaccine shot so I’m still staying mostly home. But it feels a bit like I’m starting to turn the page.

That said, I’m still dealing with a lot of isolation. It’s still too early what the lasting effect on my mental health will be. I assume I’ll have some sort of post-COVID life crisis lol.

Right now, I work a bit more than earlier in the year, but maybe 5-6h/day. I’ve avoided a burnout since the one I had at this time last year. In fact, I’m probably in a good space for work-life balance even though it feels like I should work more.

Ymir is growing slowly

Ymir is adding new customers each month. It’s not a lot, but it’s slow steady progress. You can see all the business statistics on the open dashboard I created. I also write a report every two weeks on what I’m working on. You can see the old reports here.

Writing is in a weird place

I’m writing a lot more than I was earlier this year. But most of it is for the Ymir blog and the Ymir documentation. I’ve made changes to the site so that I could link to those blog articles from here. They’re articles I would have published here if they weren’t good for SEO for Ymir.

I’m still not doing any Spanish translations. I’d like to finish an article for this site some time, but it’s hard to balance at the moment.

A bit of consulting

Doing a bit of consulting for Global Voices. It’s not a lot, but it covers most of my expenses. (Especially since I’m just home!) I’m hoping that I can offset the rest with income from Ymir soon. (There’s milestones for it on the open dashboard!)

Last updated: June 10, 2021

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