Time is a fickle thing. One minute, you’ve got lots of it, the next minute, you’ve got none. One month will seem like it’s taking a year to go by, while the next month goes by in a flash. All that to say- another month is gone, and the year is now half over.
This past month has been an interesting one for sure- being offered a new job, starting said new job, trying to figure out how things work, and being immersed in something I love- orientation. I’d be willing to bet the next two months are going to just fly by- because two months is all I’ve got before Welcome Week!
This past month has also been interesting because I’ve 100% killed the writing streak I’ve been on for the first five months of the year. This post is the first time in the last two weeks that I’ve forced myself to sit down and WRITE. A few weeks ago, I gave myself permission to take the night off while struggling with a post. The next day, I decided a week off would be ok. That one week turned into two weeks, and then another couple of days, and… oops. But amazingly, even if I haven’t actually been writing, I’m still thinking about writing daily. It’s nice to know it has become an ingrained habit, even if I’ve been choosing not to act on the habit. It’s also interesting how easily I can put off and procrastinate on the things that are the most important to me. I guess this is a renewed commitment to write every day.
Now for the plusses and minuses of the month:
On the Plus Side
- Even though I stopped blogging, I did continue to journal just about every day. Back when I started this write-every-day thing, I was counting journaling as part of my 15 minutes of writing, but it has since become something separate.
- I feel like I’ve played 18 million soccer games in the last month, so I’ve been kind of sort of exercising. I’m not even really exaggerating the number- my roommate thought I was playing for more than one team, because I always seemed to have a game. I’m not.
- I went to an Intro to Photoshop workshop held by Ladies Learning Code a few weeks ago. I successfully learned how to put Ryan Gosling’s head on a sea turtle. Isn’t he cute?
On the Minus Side
- As previously mentioned, I kind of failed to write for weeks on end. So there’s that.
- I’m not quite sure what happened to the idea of me becoming a runner- or even running every once in a while. Well, laziness.
- The projects I’ve been working on on my own have kind of stalled- meaning I’ve mostly forgotten about them. Zero progress has been made in that domain.
Over the past month, I’ve kind of discovered that I’ve forgotten how to be productive. I feel like I spend a lot of time doing things, but nothing ever seems to really be getting done. I feel like my “what I did” list, if I were keeping one, would be very short. For the majority of the last year, I haven’t had to be overly productive, because I simply haven’t had a lot of things to do. Now I have a boatload of things to do, and I seem to have zero skills with which to get them done in a timely manner.
I guess I know what July’s project is!
Featured image by Nicole Crozier