September is probably my favourite month of the year. Summer heat is gone, but the sun is still there. No more beach pictures on social media, people comes back to their routines, the fresh start of the school course… All that shit. I’ve always felt September as what January should be: the month where the year gets reseted. That precise moment when everything starts again. So many time ahead, so many opportunities. I love that feeling.
I tend to divide my time in groups. Something like:
Depending of the month the list can vary. At the end of every month I look at it and kinda evaluate how was my life during that period of time. This simple exercise forces me to bring back to my mind everything I’ve done during this time and that allows me to taste it a bit more before it’s vanished.
By looking at this list at the beginning of the next month I can also set a few goals I want to achieve. Last month I decided I’d like to learn how to animate basic UI using After Effects. Today I can do that :)
This month I’ve dribbbled, wrote, boost the work peace of our team at work, and continue helping good friends and new friends with their amazing products. I feel really proud to have the chance to be part of them. The workload has been massive, but I’m so happy with the results that the effort worth it. On the other hand I didn’t traveled or improved my marks at swimming or running though. I know, that sucks.
I’m also freaking happy to be about to release a tiny project I’ve been working on for weeks now with my friend Fran. We’re now killing the final bugs and details but hopefully we’ll ship it in just a few weeks. This project has made me remember how exciting is to ship personal crazy stuff. I actually was so excited because of it, I wanted to share that feeling with the world, so I’ve started writing too. I know my writing sucks even more than my english skills but hey, I’m here to learn.
I tend to be too perfectionist. That’s good sometimes, but other times it makes me unable to appreciate what I have and what I’ve achieved.
Stop and think about what you’ve done, either every month, every week or every day, will help you improve and appreciate what you do.