Here are the things I do for fun.
I love good stories! In 2018, I read 46 books, mostly science fictions and whodunits, but a few pop-science books sneaked their way on my reading list as well. My new year’s resolution for 2019 is to read at least 26 books; less than last year but finishing the PhD, moving to a new city, and settling in a new post-doc position takes up a lot of time… Still, reading (and listening to audiobooks) is my favourite way to relax.
My current favourite sci-fi is the Expeditionary Force series by Craig Alanson. The characters are funny, lovable, and driven. They have to deal with dangerous situations, angry aliens, and an annoying AI, with inspiring out-of-the-box thinking.
Being in nature
Hiking and canoeing with friends are energising for me. I try to go outside as much as possible, even if its only a short stroll in the park. My favourite part of being a geologist is going on field trips!
Playing board games with friends and family is fun! I prefer Scrabble and strategic games like Carcassone or 7 Wonders.