Learning a Language vs. Learning to Code vs. ReadingSubscribe
Strange question, but I've found myself with quite a bit of spare time recently and want some input on how to best spend it. Also, some may say just follow the markets/prep for buyside recruiting, and these options are for things to do in addition to that, rather than in spite of that. My options, and I am open to alternatives, are as follows:
Learn a language. Always wanted to learn a language. Would first want to learn Spanish/French, and perhaps more down the line. The most "fun" of the choices in terms of using it when traveling/to pick up girls.
Learn to code. Would arguably be the best long-term when looking at my finance career, and would pad my resume for buyside recruiting. No background related to computer science or anything of the sort.
Read. Big fan of reading and have a long list of books I want to read (finance ones include The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, More Money Than God, Howard Marks' new book). Could get through a book or 2 a week if I spent my spare time solely on reading.
Of course, these aren't necessarily mutually exclusive - I could spend 1 hour a day learning a language and 1 hour a day learning to code. Or 1 hour a day reading and 1 hour a day learning to code. I go to the gym 5/6 days a week so I don't think I have enough spare time for an hour of all 3 + the gym in a day. Any thoughts are appreciated!