July in Review

Another month down, five more to go. (Not that I was particularly productive in July but hey, it’s over now.)

This Month’s Goals

Reading & Blogging

  • Read 10 books (or half of total read count) forΒ #StartOnYourShelfathon.Β 
    • I’ve passed 10, but of course I don’t know my final read count for the month yet.
  • Read 3 books by/about Asian folx forΒ #YARC2020. βœ“
  • Read 4 books by/about Black folx, ideally at least 2 nonfiction. βœ“
  • Bloghop at least once per week. πŸ—™
    • I know, the bar was extraordinarily low and I still didn’t clear it. πŸ˜•
  • Catch up on at least 6 (of 12 remaining) ARC reviews. πŸ—™

Academic/Career

  • Keep up with summer learning programs. βœ“
  • Update master resume. πŸ—™
  • Continue researching and preparing applications for post-graduation. βœ“

Personal

  • Stretch daily (or at least 5x per week). πŸ—™
  • Work out at least 3x per week, for 15-30 min at a time. πŸ—™
  • Journal at least 2x per week. βœ“
    • Close enough, anyway β€” there was one week I only journaled once, but my average was much higher than twice weekly.

This Month’s Media

Posts I Wrote

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Things I Watched

  • 2 ε€‹ηˆΈηˆΈ [Two Fathers]
    • I was introduced to this Taiwanese drama at summer camp in middle school but never finished it until now. It’s a fun time, though very hetero-romantic (despite the title).
  • Shokugeki no SomaΒ [Food Wars] Season 1
    • Certain scenes are unnecessarily sexualized, but I’m a sucker for stories where the main character is pursuing mastery in their passion.

This Month’s Highlights

  • I registered for a bunch of virtual events, but the only one I attended was the Vlogbrothers YouTube launch of Hank Green’s new book, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor. It was definitely lots of fun, though, so I’m glad I made it.
  • Once again, I picked a Camp NaNo project β€” instead of a single new WIP, my goal was to add 10k words to any combination of my existing WIPs … and once again, I only made it a few days before other things claimed my attention.
  • Since my university announced that we’ll be having an online-only fall semester,Β I started packing up my off-campus place while things are somewhat stable, so that I don’t have to worry about it and my parents don’t have to worry about my safety any longer. (Ask me about plane travel during a pandemic … kidding, please don’t. I don’t want to talk about it.)

This post is backdated.

  • What goals/plans did you achieve this past month? (Every little victory counts!)
  • Are there any that you didn’t quite reach? Will you be trying again next month, or moving on to other pursuits?

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