I can’t believe that the month of August is drawing to a close. It’s been a wonderful month. As I’m sure most of you are aware, the MoT team took a step back to rest and recover. It has been wonderful.
But what are my wins for the month?
- Work: I managed to focus on only doing the priority work - getting 30 Days of Tools and Test.bash(); live. Starting the sponsorship process.
- Work: Keeping on top of getting content scheduled to go live while Mark was on paternity leave. I learnt how to get podcasts live (with a few bumps along the way).
- Personal: Finished up some crafty projects that for some reason I felt oddly guilty about as they were gifts to friends. I need to work on not feeling guilty about finishing knitting/crochet/sewing projects super fast (or fast at all) - it’s OK to go slow and enjoy the process.
- Personal: Celebrated turning 40 in a way that suited me - bouldering with friends and camping. No big fuss or party.
Something I wanted to share about wins. I expected to do lots of self learning around work ideas and also to do lots of other projects during the month of August. That didn’t happen. I felt awful and it started to stress me out that I didn’t finish reading that book on digital marketing, nor did I finish the course on event marketing. I did however spend the month mostly gardening, catching up with friends I rarely seen, I went swimming, climbing and took a proper break for my 40th. So I think the lesson is - it’s OK not to hit idealistic goals and it’s OK to just take time off and look after yourself however you need. We cannot constantly be achieving.
What are your wins for August? However big or small they are, share them here so we can celebrate with you