The August summary is here! August was primarily a month of relaxation and focusing on other things than my business, and it shows. While I didn’t do much for my business, I did a lot in terms of knocking down my reading, writing, coding, languages, television, and video game to-do lists.
Stats For August:
Fitness wise, I’ve been able to continue focusing on growth this past month, and it’s been showing. At the same time, I’ve been sloppy about my diet, particularly my protein intake. This coming month, the plan is to make some changes to my schedule that will make it easier to stick to getting in the protein that I need.
Languages, Danish and French:
Languages have made a comeback this month, with a big focus on Danish. I’m planning on continuing to stick to Danish for the remainder of the year, before dipping back into my French. Flash cards plus more Danish reading and television has helped.
Writing has been on hold this month as I focus on other things. However, I’ve been storing up some writing ideas to get working on again when I’m ready and motivated.
Reading has continued to go extremely well, with a focus on audiobooks and ebooks. I’ve finally read through all the physical books I had saved up, which is cool because it means that I’m a bit more mobile with my reading. I’ve also gotten more dedicated about tracking via Goodreads, and I’m planning on moving more of my wishlisting over there in the future to streamline the process.
While I’ve not quite hit the “rewatching the classics” phase of things, I’m still continuing to get very close to it. Knocking down a few more lower priorities has been waylaid a bit by games (see below) but I’m not too concerned.
Now I’ve virtually completely cleared up my backlog, minus a couple things that aren’t going to be easy to get ahold of. To avoid needing to figure out emulators, I’ve been focusing on watching long plays of some older story-focused games via Youtube, which has delayed my television consumption but really made it easy to get in the experience of a few classic gems.
Coding has made a comeback, with a renewed focus. I’m now able to put aside about 1 day a week to focus on it, which has been super fun, and I’m seeing more consistent progress in my learning.
This month, a big focus was on relaxation - after the stress of the July sale, I’ve kept to knocking out my media consumption lists more than focusing on business. This has been going extremely well, and I’m enjoying it. But I’m already itching to get back into other work, including a few projects that I’ve been lining up.
I realized that I’ve been failing to add one of the most important things to these regular updates: what my current major projects are. Currently, I’ve got a few projects lined up - creating a few more products for my site as well as considering launching a separate site for writing work. As of right now, nothing is really in focus since my big focus at the moment is just “relaxing” - but expect to see some more things coming out in coming months.
August went well, mostly just coasting on July’s numbers. But I didn’t focus on business much this month, and I’ll need to get back to that soon. A few prepays in August (plus a couple clients falling off) implies that September will probably be a leaner month.
Other Clients: $4007
Other Income: $246
Product Income: $40
Moving Ahead, September:
The plan for September is to finish up this period of relaxation and get back on being motivated to finish some more of my projects for release. Aside from that, I’m hoping to continue with more of a focus on languages and coding this month around.
August was a good month, if one where I felt quite a bit burnt out and exhausted a lot of the time. Taking an extended period of focusing more on relaxation was exactly what I needed. But I’ll be pushing forward and testing my limits again this month, rested and ready to go.
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