August is over! I'm not entirely sure if that's a good or a bad thing. Sure, it's 2020 and time doesn't matter, but it is surreal that March seems only three weeks, and a decade ago at the same time.
Every time I promise to myself that I will be more selective at commitments, I somehow find my way into the most time-consuming, fascinating, pain-in-the-whole, and rewarding projects. Between a full-time job, a side gig, a programming course, some resemblance of social life, a history course, and finding my feet at this blogging thing, I suddenly found myself in a storm of to-do lists, deadlines, and always-empty coffee cups.
Why do I do that to myself, you might ask? I honestly have no idea... Though if I need to give an answer, I guess I don't want to be ordinary. I never wanted to finish work only to sit in front of the TV for the rest of the evening. Mind you, there's nothing wrong with a solid binging session either. However, if that becomes a habit, it can be tough to find and reignite motivation.
Despite notorious sleep deprivation, I still managed to move things forward: completed a computer science course, published reviews, read more books than I thought possible, applied for a new role.
What's coming in September then? A second part of the computer science course, the rest of the job application process, and MORE BOOKS!
So far in the line-up are four reviews, weekly browse through most enticing Kindle deals, an interview (yay!), and definitely more coffee!
- The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett,
- The Dead Man in the Ditch by Luke Arnold,
- The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith,
- We Have Met the Enemy by Felicia Watson
- The Dead Man in the Ditch by Luke Arnold (I'm almost there!),
- We Have Met the Enemy by Felicia Watson,
- Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy,
- The Gravedigger by A.D. Wayne
I also happened to acquire some bulbs that promise to turn into beautiful flowers come spring, so there will be a few updates about my gardening skills. Or lack of thereof...