September was a bit of a surprising month. While business continued to be a little choppy, I went on vacation (visiting my parents) and ended up getting a new job in the games industry. This has caused a huge shift in my priorities, and means a lot going forwards.
Stats For August:
This month, I made a dedicated choice to focus a lot more on fitness, starting at the end of September. However, this involved going through a phase of not working out at all for a couple weeks, in part due to travel and in part due to the end of my previous training cycle. This training cycle will be much more intense, and involves a lot more focus on cardio and body composition than previous cycles. I’ve also gotten more serious about diet and tracking.
Languages, Danish and French:
Danish has continued, with a heavy emphasis on flashcards and Danish language television. Due to the good fortune of a new job, I may be able to look into hiring a tutor as well to work on conversation.
Again, a bit of an off month for writing, since I’ve been focusing on other projects.
Reading has mostly focused on audiobooks again this month, in part due to all the “walking around with headphones time” of travel. I’m powering through quite a few books.
Again television is a bit on the wayside since I’m well into the lower priority end of the queue, and my new job doesn’t really lend itself well to multitasking with television at the moment. But, it doesn’t matter too much anyway, so I’m not too concerned.
Almost entirely out of video game backlog at this point minus a couple major ones, so the small amount of time I have for games is mostly focused on idle games and time wasters.
I was able to put quite a bit of focus into coding this month. However, a new full time job means that this will have to be put on the backburner for quite a while.
Personal habits have vastly improved since starting the new, renewed focus on training this cycle. I’ve been using my new sheets (more on this in the projects section) to more do more detailed tracking of diet, training, sleep, stress, and other markers. It’s been going super well, and I’m really getting the hang of it.
This month, I was given the opportunity to apply for (and ultimately receive) a remote job as a junior game designer. This position is excellent for me in that it allows me a chance to continue working from home, while diversifying my income and my skillset, allowing me more options in my career. I’m really enjoying the work so far, and it’s a blast.
The only issue with it is that this leaves me less time to focus on other projects, and I’ll need to scale back my business and my blogging. However, the added income will more than make up for the business I’ll be losing, so it’s more than worth it.
This month, one project has come into focus - developing my personal client spreadsheets to sell as a usable product by the general public. This has been very exciting, since these sheets have a lot of useful functions that I’ve added in over the years. I’m using a rough version of the sheet to serve as my tracking sheet for my current training cycle, and it’s going very well.
September was, as predicted, a bit leaner of a month. I’ve not been able to focus on finding new clients, so this will probably continue into October. However, the new income from my new job will more than offset this loss. Business will likely continue to lean out for a little while, as a lot of my energy will be focused elsewhere and I’ll have less time to focus on blogging and business development.
Other Clients: $3860
Other Income: $210
Product Income: $50
Moving Ahead, October:
This month, I intend to continue focusing on fitness and my new job as my primary emphases. That said, I’m still hoping to have my sheet project complete before too long, and I may be able to have it released before the end of the year. Other projects may fall to the side for a while.
The new job was a (mostly) unexpected surprise this month, and I’m very honored to have this opportunity. For now, I’m mostly just going to focus on following this where it leads, and I’m excited to see where it leads me.
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