Today I sat an exam for a course on Financial Markets and Economics. I had spent my ThoughtWorks training budget on a finance course to increase my domain knowledge. My last three projects have all had something to do with the finance industry, so I thought it would be about time I freshened up on my understanding of securities, derivatives, debt financing, and monetary and fiscal policies. The course was quite demanding, especially since I underestimated how much spare time I actually have outside of office hours. I have therefore decided to ease back on my studies and focus on some chill-out time. I have accomplished a lot this year and I want to recharge the batteries for what will be a big year next year.
One of my photos that I took during a trip to Moreton Bay in Queensland was recently selected for a Schmap dynamic travel guide.
I was working in Brisbane earlier in the year and decided to spend one weekend sightseeing with Kimmy. Brett Dargan, a colleague at ThoughtWorks, recommended heading down to Moreton Bay as something to do. Kim and I caught the train down to Moreton Bay from Central station in Brisbane. We had coffee at one of the local cafes, then walked along the bay area taking photos. One of our photos (shown below) of the picturesque bay area was selected from our Flickr account by Schmaps for their Moreton Bay travel guide.