On a Break!
I am taking a year off from my career to do things like finally finish SICP, read a lot more, get back to Poland, and maybe eventually figure out how to make some money :).
Speaking Polish Poorly
My goal is to speak Polish with my fiance, who was born in Poland. To learn new words, I use Anki. To work on pronunciation I read to her from an interlinear like this one while she joyfully laughs at me (so much laughing)!
I have observed how much happier I am when I spend my day reading, learning, coding, walking, and spending time with friends. Also, how unhappy I am when I watch TV, stream movies, compulsively check news and social sites. Hard to understand what would ever drive me to do things that make me unhappy.