Welcome to my first monthly review. As it is the first, don’t get to used to the format, probably I will change this over time.
Let me quickly summarize, what will go in here that I myself have an idea, what I want to put in there. At first, I want to give you a little overview of the things that happened throughout the month.
Be it goals that I have reached or milestones of goals that I have worked on. Also places I have traveled to, be it personal or work related. Another thing that I want to put in there are productivity related statistics, this will probably grow over time because I am adapting a lot of tools at the moment.
Enough information for the beginning, let’s just start.
31 Days of Writing
My biggest goal in May was getting back to writing. So I set myself a goal to publish every single day in May which adds up to 31 articles. I knew it would be hard, because of a business trip and a few other little trips in May. In the
Second Trip to Mumbai
One third of the month I spent in Mumbai. A part of my team is working there and therefore we are going there every few months. For me traveling and meeting new people is always a great thing, getting to know new cultures, trying different food, having great conversations, having a good time. Sometimes it was difficult sticking to my writing schedule there, I need to adapt there a little bit. Here you can read about, how I managed to get my ass up anyway.
I started to learn a lot about writing in this month, which happened naturally as I was working on my streak. Throughout May I read a ton of articles about creativity, consistency but also editorial systems and also changed mine from list to a Kanban board.
In the future I want to put the best articles that I read in a certain month here. To do that, I need to gather this data first somehow. I will think about that.
As I am quite into self improvement, I am also measuring myself a lot. In May I started to export this data everyday and running some analysis. I made some mistakes there and invested on the wrong end, so the data from May ain’t that valuable. While writing this post I am investing some time on the data gathering part, so hopefully I can tell you more about that at the end of June.
If I am able to fix this issues by June, I will let you know and update it here.
I like the outcome of the monthly review, because I needed to dive in, what I have worked on.
The month of May was really a great one. I learned a lot about myself while writing all the time. This quote describes really good how this feels to me:
“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” ― Flannery O’Connor