August 2018 - Monthly Life Review
This is pretty late.
So I’m looking at August pretty far in hindsight. And the funny thing is I can’t remember a lot, and makes me realise how we can forget a lot month on month.
Interesting to get myself back into the mindset of these monthly reviews though, it’s good to have this ‘top down’ view of my life.
The Pie Chart of my Life
The pie chart of my life, for August 2018. Breakdown is the average number of hours spent per day.
As you can see, Work spiked up again this month. Parkour and Website are woefully low. :(
We launched the Model 3 into our showroom in Sydney! Crazy crazy crazy.
Was lucky enough to drive a Tesla down to a conference for work, honestly it was the best. You can probs see in my photos how happy it makes me. I’m going to get a Tesla.
Didn’t timekeep for like 20+ days, and then had to backtrack a lot after. I’ve fallen out of the habit.
striking a balance
This month didn’t feel like a good balance.
Mood = 2.31
(1 = bad mood, 2 = average, 3 = very happy)
August was alright.
Parkour: Trained 2.7 hours / week
Goal: Train 5 hours per week
Average hours per week = 2.7 hours / week
Whaaaattt isssss thiiiiiiissss.
LOWEST EVER all year!!! And in hindsight I feel the repercussions. I feel lousy at Parkour, I feel less fit and I swear I’ve gained weight.
Now that I reflect, one of the reasons is because the people I train parkour with have become less motivated about parkour so we’re not training regularly together anymore.
It’s good to do this review and see this though. It makes me quite sad to see Parkour so low. I’ve been used to a high level every month.
I’m writing this in late Sept so it’s too late for September but in October I’m going to have more outdoor sessions on my days off. Even if it’s just drilling for 1 hour by myself outside.
WORK: Lotsa work
51.5 hrs / week
Work jumped up 16% vs previous month.
A big part of this is because we launched the Model 3 into our showroom.
I’ve worked very intense days at Tesla but this was probably the most intense week I’ve done at Tesla.
But I knew it was going to be hard work. The Model 3 is what we’ve been waiting for and the reason I joined Tesla when I did.
It’s the culmination of everything we’ve worked for and the final step in Tesla’s Secret Master Plan. It was hard many times, but of course it would be. This is the start of the transition into mass market.
3 hours per week
Total hours spent per week (avg) = 0.5 hrs / week
Well this is just terrible.
2 posts per month
I’m really terrible. Just 1 post this month, just like every other month… :’(
Looks like I’m going to have to pick just ONE goal to focus on and make sure that happens. So I choose 2 posts per month. So for now, it doesn’t matter HOW I get there or how long it takes, AS LONG AS IT’S DONE. Even if it’s just 5 lines long.
Expenses: Spent $1,551
Goal = $1,500
august expenses = $1,551
Can I get an ammmeeeenn!!
Finally! A month where I was actually super close to my budget.
And where the “Going Out” category wasn’t the biggest category!
Also I ended up buying a lot of gifts this month because I went to the Hunter Valley.
sept goal = $1,500
Moving out Goal: closer to city July 2018
I meal prepped every week! I made rice paper rolls, pesto pasta, green curry… actually quite proud of myself.
I spent about $250 on groceries & food outside = approx $8/day on food.
And that's a wrap for August!
If you have any thoughts
I'd be interested to hear them in the comment section below or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon for the next review! :)
Note on my Monthly Reviews
My Monthly Reviews are sectioned based on my 2018 Goals and the core focuses I chose for the year. In regards to all the graphs and way I keep track of time, here is an Introduction to my Time Keeping Project.