August flew by way too quickly and I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to. I had a good time though and that’s important. To be honest, I think this was my last summer off from work and school. Life is about to get real, man.
Work: Last month it was important to me to begin building my freelance writing career. I had just created my second blog, Cole’s Creative Chaos where I planned on sharing my creative journey and the business side of things. Well, it was officially launched yesterday and as far as my freelance writing goes, I’ve been earning a bit more money and landed a regular blogging gig. More on that later though.
Learning: School officially starts in one week! My goal was to do some back-to-school prep work like shopping and organizing. I think I did an okay job but it could have gone better.
Home: I totally did not organize the bedrooms and the kitchen… Let’s just leave it at that.
Health: My new health series hasn’t started yet. But, now that I have Cole’s Creative Chaos, Peace and Chaos is moving towards more of a lifestyle blog like I always wanted and health topics will become fairly regular.
September is officially here now. I don’t know what to be expect.
I’m going into a new program at a university level, going to try and manage two separate blogs, create new products and run my freelance writing gig. But I have a feeling I can do it. I mean, last year I worked 32 hours a week at night, went to school full-time, blogged regularly, ran an Etsy shop and did an internship at the library, all at the same time! Not to mention Sidney had a paper route we helped her right, took her to swimming and pottery lessons… Time management skills were definitely necessary to get through it.
Remembering all of that makes this next month feel possible!
Parenting: My biggest fear with going to school and running this little online side hustle is that I might forget to give my daughter the attention she deserves. I’ve always put my daughter first, but I know from past experience that when things get hectic and I get stressed I don’t always do fun things with her. I just want to remind myself to stop going, going, going all the time and make sure I actually sit down to play with her, take her out to fun places, see family and friends and enjoy each others company.
Learning: I am so nervous about school next week. I’m taking an entirely different program, with new people and professors and I have no idea what to expect. Really, my goal for this September is to take good notes, make friends, study hard and not lose my shit.
Health: With summer vacation coming to an end, I think it’s time I get on a good schedule. A healthy schedule. I need to get up at a decent time so that I can eat breakfast, pack healthy lunches and not binge eat at bedtime! That’s a big one.
And honestly, that’s all for this month.
What do you hope to accomplish this month?