I'm going to be living away from home for about two/three months for a work project. Because of the living situation, I will be pretty much isolated from other people most of the time, so I'm going to have a lot of free time alone. I will be working for about 40 hours a week, but that will be my only time drain. I'm not used to having almost any free time at all, so this is going to be a radical change. I won't have a TV, and I'll have a computer but only sporadic internet access. I already run/exercise, so I will be keeping that up, but otherwise, my days are wide open.
I'd like to use my free time to do something useful, I just don't know what. I've seen these previous questions on askmefi: 1
, which provide some ideas...but nothing that sticks out at me. I will be taking a stack of books that I've been meaning to read, as well as a programming book that I've been using to teach myself programming.
I'm looking for practical ideas as well as oddball ones. Right now I'm thinking of picking up some unusual skill like juggling and devoting a LOT of time to it, so when I get home and my friends ask what I did while I was gone I can just pick up nine burning torches and start juggling...but I'm not that creative so juggling is the best I can come up with.