Stage 3: Renovated my entire flat. This stage lasted for quite some time. At this point it became pretty clear to me that I needed some kind of project at home. I did not get any interviews, but I was still pretty confident that something would happen soon. Maybe not super-soon, but soon enough.
Stage 2: Got better at testing. And waiting. Even though I had no gigs, I didn't have to hang around in an office and pretend to be busy. Instead I started improving some test related skills. I signed up for the BBST online class, joined different test networks on Twitter, Slack and Facebook, read a lot of test-related material.. and waited. And waited. And then I waited some more.
Stage 1: Slept in. Then, despaired. The first days were great! It was like finishing university again. I slept in, updated my CV, read all the things I had wanted to read for some time.. I was sure there was going to be a gig for me in a very near future. But after the first days of sleeping in, I started getting restless.
Though people have tried, none have so far reached a definite conclusion as to what play actually is. If you want to read more I recommend the following books
The playful aspect is by far the most arbitrary. The word in itself is a bit silly. "The playful aspect of play". The playful aspect seems either obvious or superfluous. But since we've gone through the physical and social aspects, this last post addresses the parts of play that are harder to fit into the aforementioned "boxes". Between the physical and the social parts of playing, something else takes place as well...
This post would've been a cool diy-scandinavian-design-inspired-shabby-chick thing on Pinterest. It's not. This post is mostly just me telling that last week I went to Agile42s course on becoming a SCRUM master. It was a good course and I learned a lot. My current project work close-to-agile, so I already have a good amount of practical knowledge about working agile, but it was good to get some theory as well.