Achievement Unlocked: August 2016

Achievement Unlocked: August 2016

I am really happy with how August turned out, generally speaking. It started with a family dinner, then I had all these catchups with friends both old and new. I really enjoyed catching up with a new person every day, though towards the end of the month I think I got a little bit drained from talking to so many people.

Also, this month, a few of my coworkers and I are taking part in Steptember – we are going to be walking 10,000 steps a day in September to raise awareness for cerebral palsy. If you would like to support us by donating a few dollars, please do! 👍

I also found a new found motivation to learn some more JavaScript by dedicating a little time to it each day. Just a few minutes, be it in a video, reading an article, or writing just a few lines, and starting from the basics. I am determined not to get stuck in a loop of doing endless courses and losing the knowledge. I really want to retain it.

Another highlight was getting a pay rise (woohoo!).

Nick and I also went back to the gym and we’ve been going about three times a week. We have been really excited to work out, which is the attitude you want, really!

Just before writing this, I was:

Logging some steps for Steptember, and fixing a few things on the theme I made for Liz.

This past month, I achieved:

  • I got a pay rise! 💰
  • Nick and I started going back to the gym and it’s been great.
  • We saw Aladdin the musical, and met some of the cast. It was very good!
  • I finished creating a new theme for Liz’s blog and I am super proud of it. I wrote a few words about the theme for her opening blog post.

This past month, I was grateful for:

All the time that my friends and old coworkers spent catching up with me. I really appreciate it – we all have busy schedules and a little coffee or lunch here and there really keeps the friendship going.

This past month, I learned:

That exercising by lifting weights is going to work really well for me and my cholesterol. :D

This past month, I got bored of:

Getting sick. Seriously. I got sick three times and it was not pleasant at all.

But that’s OK, because I enjoyed:

Drinking new teas! I have been enjoying yerba mate and earl grey as of late.

Today, something that made me happy was:

Going to the gym and working super hard, seeing my arm muscles looking great. :P

Today, something I could have done better was:

I did a lot of housework but I feel like I should have tried to squeeze in some vacuuming.

Tomorrow, I’m going to:

See if I can go for a big long walk.

Next month, I’m looking forward to:

Coming back from Indonesia. I am going there for a wedding, and to be honest, I just look forward to when I am back.

Next month, I’m going to make the positive change of:

Being more calm in stressful situations.

One thing on my to-do list is:

To renew my domain ( I’m not going anywhere! ;)

One happy photo from this month is:

Me catching up with Lilian, Joanne and Dylan
Catching up with Lilian, Joanne and Dylan

If I had to write a book or record a film about this past month, I would call it:

The Month of Catchups

After I post this, I’m going to:

Get ready for bed. :p

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The new theme is beautiful, but I might be biased. 😆 I ordered a phone case in teal and received it yesterday. It matches my theme, which I think is really cool. 😅💖😎

Your mention of vacuuming made me remember how I meant to vacuum the other day week, and ugh. It’s not too late to do so, I just don’t feel like doing it anymore. 😅

I hope your trip to Indonesia goes by quick for you. 💖


I am glad that August was a good month for you. :D I hope that September will be as well.

Good luck with the walk, that sounds like a really good cause and hope you get lots of donations! :D

Pay rise awesome. :D WOOO.

Whoa that’s a lot for last month! Congrats on the pay raise and the exercising! Also yay for learning more javascript! That’s how I feel about design right now – learning a little bit every day and in no time at all I’ll be so much better. It makes it way less daunting, and then once you hit critical mass, suddenly things click! Until you hit another plateau, and then so on and so forth.

Also, I JUST saw the stuff about your engagement! Congratulations on that too! It looked like it was just beautiful!

Seems like you had a very productive month.
I am still trying to convince myself to do some work out, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I thought that if I hate running or going to the gym, I could try playing tennis. I’ve already talked with some friends to rent a tennis court once a week. It’s a start. I am aware of the fact that I can’t be a couch potato forever.

It’s a good thing that you managed to go out with your friends and spend some quality time together. I can’t wait to see my friends again. They are gone for the summer and we only spoke through the phone. But at the end of September I am going to see them again.

Good luck with September. I hope it’s going to be a very good month for you

I’m glad to hear that August was a great month for you! Good luck with raising money for cerebral palsy! Major congrats to you for the pay raise! Hope all of the extra money will go towards some happy things ;). I am loving the new theme you made for Liz! It’s really clean and awesome! Good to hear lots of satisfaction coming out of working out ;).

Hope September will be a great month for you~

That’s awesome that you’re doing it ^^ It’s great to walk for a great cause! You’re just too amazing, Georgie! I’m lucky to be a good friend of yours. Glad August was a great month for you!