Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

I’m home in Wellington, New Zealand. It’s summer.

After reducing my obligations, I decided to do something I’ve been wanting to do for many many years, and finally get fluent in my first foreign language.

I chose Esperanto (see why, here) using lernu and italki.

I’m so into it! What a cool language! So simple and well-designed. (Good overview here.)

I have daily Esperanto conversations by phone with Angel, and I’m studying vocabulary in Anki for hours a day.

Until today I had a list of other things I was meaning to do, here, but the truth is I’ve done absolutely nothing but Esperanto since Christmas, the day I started, and I absolutely love being single-focused like this. I work so much better this way instead of trying to do many things.

I’ll start blogging again soon about the lessons I’ve learned recently, but for now I’m loving using every possible hour to just study and practice.

(And, as usual, I’m sorry but I’m saying no to everything else.)

This update was February 16th, 2017.