September 2016 feels like a missing month. There was managing August fallout, physically as well as mentally. And that’s about it.
Weight ≤ 61 kg by 10 October
|I’m happy to have dropped some weight, and it was really hard work. It’s much easier to put it on, so I guess the best way to lose it, is not to put it on in the first place! Mind you, I had my first “proper” cold since the transplant during which I mostly slept and ate chicken soup so I expect that helped a great deal.|
build a practical and workable wardrobe that reflects who I am
|🙂||Tried purple hair this month, and I like it! Sounds weird, but I think it looks more natural than the blue. Inspired by my own shopping trip, I described an Outfit for Shopping.|
sparse yet comfortable happy home that reflects our authentic selves
|🙂||We’ve had a few bright sunny days and having opened all the doors and windows to air out the house I’m feeling happier. I’ve even started a list of jobs for the next couple of months. I need to do a little decorating and replace some furniture before I can start inviting people around again.|
lush and abundant garden providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold
|🙂||I haven’t been to the indigenous garden centre yet, but there has been some replanting. I’m delighted we haven’t lost anything to the recent storms.|
|🙂||With all being good in the garden, there are lots of begging birds lined up on the balustrade.|
My poor doggies are getting old. Pretty boy has started old man grunting when he curls up on his cushion.
|🙂||After last month, I’ve started booking in some ongoing lunches and catch ups with friends.|
give something back to the community and the planet
|🙂||This month I made a tiny donation towards a micro-loan through Kiva. I wanted to remind myself that as bad as I sometimes think things are here, there are others who are much worse off than me.|
taking risks, international vacations and just doing stuff
|😐||This month’s big adventure was to the tulip farm for the Tulip Festival. During which time it became apparent that I really need to spend more time with people, and less time alone. Especially in places where there are a lot of people that try my patience.|
rest, relax, recharge
|😐||I’d say mostly recharging this month.|
Getting the cold suggested to me that I need to be a little more gentle with my expectations about what I can achieve (refocusing). I am only one person. Perhaps I need to draw on other people more for help now and again, but I also need to set up some systems for getting things done.
having the capacity to make choices
|🙂||This month I chose to sleep. I don’t mean naps on the couch, I mean drawing the curtains and going back to bed. I chose to ignore the chores mounting up. I chose to ignore the work that needed to be done. And if you were looking, I chose to skip a few blog posts too.|
I am choosing to focus on editing Holistic Personal Finance in October. I’m looking forward to it.
|🙂||This month I shrunk in some ways and grew in others. There is a line there somewhere, but I’m not sure where it is. I do know that it’s a grey blurry one.|
And I seem to have sorted out my coding and website issues, which is such a relief. But I have lost my site ranking which is not so great. Swings and roundabouts. It defies all logic that I got spam comments while my website was down.
|🙂||I read a blog post by Dean Wesley Smith, and he reminded me that every time I sell a book, I’m not actually selling a book. What happens, is that someone puts their faith in me, and they put their hand in their pocket and pull out their hard earned money to take my advice.|
So while I haven’t yet calculated my August royalties, I can say that people in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Brazil put their faith in me. I’m very grateful.
|🙂||No major purchases in September 2015! I did buy a black tartan shirt and puffer vest. And shared my thoughts about Wealth Management for retirement.|
My productivity journal entries for September 2015 are either website rants, or not there (because I was sleeping). I feel really quite positive about October.
How was your September? Let me know how in the comments below.