So first here’s how I did in August on my goals for 2014: personal, blogging, reading, and social media – with thoughts on how I can improve on these for September.
Personal goals: Still not enough exercise and still want to go on bike rides with my wife. We’re both off this weekend (I, four days; she, five), starting Friday, so that might actually happen this Friday and Saturday.
Blog goals: Cut from 5 to 6 days a week to only 3 days a week. This week it only will be one: today, as I’m taking the weekend off and won’t be back here until next Thursday.
Reading goals: Still no reading challenges and still reading what I want.
Social media goals: Limiting myself to Facebook once a week, and took app off phone and tablet. Only exception this weekend as I’m taking it off of Facebook…except to post this today.
Reading: Up to 40 books for the year. Discovering two authors new to me, both named Michael, Koryta and Robotham.
Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy.
Listening to: Spoon’s new album, They Want My Soul. FKA Twigs latest, LP1.
Photographing: Like last month, I’m still plugging away at the 100 Happy Days meme on Instagram. Sigh. Trying to be happy and all that jazz. Only 16 days and then I can be back to being a miserable bastard. Top right photo is of neighbors’ dogs that I took care of twice this month, this was from the first time.
Doing: Hiking with Kim earlier in the month. Putting grill together with my dad and then having our first steak on it.
Saying: Most popular post this past month here on the blog: Trying to implement power from “Power of” books.
The view ahead
Like last month, I have a new (re)focus for the blog (see end of the post), but again we’ll see if it happens. Reading? Watching? Finishing our M*A*S*H marathon this weekend, starting tonight after work. Listening? Probably more machine music. Photographing? Keeping the course with #100happydays and contrary to what I said in the last section, continuing to post photos of people, places and things for which I am grateful even after the meme is over. Doing? Biking with Kim. Going to see my parents this weekend. Saying? At least one post on a Thursday, where I am sharing only my own thoughts and perhaps cross posting on Medium.
How about you? How was your month of August and what are you looking forward to in September? Read any good books, heard any good music, watched any good movies, taken any good photographs last month? And/or what do you have on tap for September?