Reflection: August

August Reflections“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I want to be more intentional in my personal development this year, and posting each month serves as a way to help keep me accountable. If you have any big lessons you learned this past month, feel free to share them in the comments!

Here are three big lessons I learned this past month:

  • Adventuring often has more to do with your attitude than your physical location. I have had some great adventures in my own “backyard” this month that I never would have stumbled upon with the wrong attitude.
  • When you love what you do, it stops feeling so much like “work.” I love my day job, my freelance projects, and side gigs. Unless I’m out of town, I generally work every day, but it’s not as tedious as my work has been in the past. I enjoy it!
  • It’s okay to take breaks (just don’t waste them). After some minor injuries, I was unable to play soccer or practice yoga. I’ve learned to listen to my body and knew I needed rest. But I didn’t wallow in self pity (or at least tried not to) and used that time off to pursue other projects.

What did August teach you? I’d love to hear how you are growing!

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