May is the month that I finally paid off the last of my student loans, a personal goal I’ve been really excited to follow through on. In a general sense, it’s been a productive month and I’ve been able to get ahead on a lot of things. At the same time, busyness has made it difficult for me to follow up on some of my other self-improvement goals.
Stats For May:
May was a good month of mass, with consistent upward trends in my training volume. At the same time, I’ve been struggling with Spring allergies, which have thrown a wrench in things at least a couple times. Still, I’ve been happy with my consistency, and there’s definitely some visible results starting to show.
Languages, Danish and French:
Languages have fallen a bit by the wayside this month.
Now that I’m finally managing to accumulate a bit of free time here and there, I’ve wanted to first prioritize getting some writing done - focusing on shorter projects that have started to pile up in my “to-do” list. However, I’ve also managed to finish a larger project that I’ve been bashing my head against for a while, so I would call this month a success despite the lack of consistent progress.
Reading this month has picked up a bit, with a bit greater of a focus on audiobooks, and I’ve even started picking up physical books again. Exciting!
Almost run through everything again, meaning I’ll be running out of stuff to do here.
Cleared through my current video game backlog, meaning that I’m looking to pick up more soon. At the same time, I’m taking my time and enjoying spending extra energy on other pursuits.
Learning to code is something I started doing but didn’t continue - sadly, I still don’t have much time for it as a professional development interest, since I’m focusing more time on finishing up writing projects for the time being. That said, I’m looking into getting back to it soon.
My personal habit tracking has gone out the window a bit this month. That said, I’ve been a bit stricter about sleep due to the need to drop my stepdaughter off at school in the mornings. So, I’ve done my best to turn myself into a morning person again, as silly as that is to me.
This month was also an excellent month for business, although I did have a few clients drop off. Patreon suffered a bit, but other clients income surged due to new clients and a handful of prepays. Expecting June to drop off a bit compared to May, but we’ll see how it goes.
Other Clients: $4671.54
Other Income: $476.40
Product Income: $30
Moving Ahead, June:
I had planned to focus on site development more this month, but I’ve had to put that on hold a bit. I’m going to renew that goal for this month, at the bare minimum getting a proper submission page setup for accepting articles. I’m also intending to finish up some personal writing projects, maybe start a new fitness writing project, and also just spend some time relaxing and managing stress.
Allergies have been a big wrench in the works this month. Driving in London is hell, but I’m getting used to it. Why are there so many cop/detective shows in the UK? London is great for the convenience of getting groceries delivered. I’ve bought a giant pitcher I can use to make lots of tea every day, which certainly hasn’t helped my caffeine habit. Our downstairs neighbors can apparently hear me typing, which is wild. Paying off my student loans is exciting, and it feels like I’ve opened up so many possibilities.
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