Farewell, August . . .
It has been a while since I wrote an official monthly summary post. “Oh, to be invisible again,” was the summary post for June and July, but as far as writing an official one . . .
Anyways! I have been busier this month than June and July, and in a good way! I ended up modifying my blogging schedule and my Patreon upload schedule, which has surprisingly been less stressful for me. Only “surprisingly” because I expected to feel quite guilty about no longer blogging every week, but I have to say that it’s really taken a load off. I love blogging and truthfully, I have so many ideas, but for the past two months, I didn’t have the energy to execute all of them. Ya know?
However, now that I’ve allowed myself to have more time between blog posts and uploads, I’ve been finding new, exciting ideas dropping on me like raindrops.
Just the other day, I realized I had finished season four of Lucifer on Netflix, and I thought to myself, “I should write down my thoughts on it and upload it on my blog, like a surprise.”
And maybe that’s not exciting. A review? “C’mon, Taia! 😬”
Right. I hear ya . . . It excites me, though! 🤗
It hasn’t been a secret (on Twitter, at least) that my head is always buzzing with ideas, whether for reviews or a new blogging topic or even a short film idea. I think giving myself more time between uploads has really encouraged my brain to think more behind the scenes. But the most important thing, besides having so many ideas, is having the energy and time to execute them properly. Don’t get me wrong, I think some of my best work has been completed under pressure (due to procrastination), but intentionally giving myself more time was one of the best ideas I had this month.
So, on top of newfound creativity (and energy, too, most days), I decided to start going to therapy so I can move on with some things, heal some wounds. I’ve only had two sessions since I see her every other week, but that’s been great, too. It’s nice to have someone help you realize where some of these wounds come from, and as hard as it is sometimes, realizing that some of these wounds are still raw. I’m so pro-therapy – I think therapy can help anyone. You could strategize your life with them. They’re here to help you. My therapist is the bomb, I have to say.
She said, “You’re the expert and I’m the consultant,” at my last appointment.
I don’t know, guys. It’s a really . . . open space. We talk on the phone, too, so I don’t have to worry about being camera shy. Despite the crying, it really is a good time. Even crying feels kind of good . . . She’s great, though. Truly.
I began to invest in my career more this month, too. I was more diligent about my uploads on Patreon – so far, we have an entire first draft of a feature film script and two first acts on it, and I’ve been posting my daily tasks on twitter in the form of a cute emoji chart. I don’t know why this increased my productivity by one hundred percent, but it has!
Sometimes, I don’t always accomplish what I want to in the week, but I’ve been slaying most of my days. And again, I give myself more time to get things done, too. It’s only natural that some tasks roll into the next week, and that hasn’t happened every week either. I still track my time in Forest, too. I loved Habitica, but it didn’t really stick after a while. I’m going to see what I can do about that, though. (I’m not sponsored, by the way. Just stating my opinion.)
I started uploading more moodboards based on my Patreon projects to my business Instagram, too, and I’ve been having a blast creating them. They excite me, and that’s all I can ask for.
I think August has been a great month for me. I realized what kind of life I want to live and I feel like I’m getting closer every day.
I hope you all have been well!