1- The last ~2 weeks have been really challenging. I am so ready for a new month. Clean slate. New season. All of the back-to-school energy. I just feel like the second half of July has felt stagnant and fretful. Turning over the calendar page always helps.
(Also, I love when a month starts on a Sunday or Monday – helps me to be able to get my Monthly Review process done right on time and just feels good!)
2- I accidentally deleted all of my podcast subscriptions!!!! For listening purposes, I use Podcruncher, a $2.99 app I purchased years ago. It usually works really well for me but got stuck in a glitchy feedback loop where I couldn’t figure out how to turn it off, and so I deleted the app thinking my subscripitions would still be ‘remembered’ somewhere.
Turns out, nope! Not at all. There’s no ‘account’ so the app popped up as a blank slate. I was annoyed for a few minutes but then decided starting fresh might not be the worst thing. I think I remembered all of the ones worth remembering . . .
3- BLP (new ep) returns on Monday! I have already booked up most of the ad slots for the fall with two sponsors that I am very genuinely into (yay!) but if you are a small business and interested in sponsoring an ep, there are a few weeks left. Let me know!
4- Today is a major work catchup day for me. I’ve had a lot of patient care (call) and feel so behind. I’ve had some emotionally difficult meetings too. I have high hopes that things will feel better when I have this week behind me and my work wrapped up.
(Just in time for everything to pile up again on vac, but oh well.)
((Already mad at myself for not taking Monday off. Instead it’s a super busy clinical day. Ahh well. I will try to get in the mindset of just focusing on the patients in front of me that day, and treat Tuesday as a catch-up.))
5- I haven’t seen much of the Olympics yet because we seem to be unable to navigate how to easily purchase streaming access (other than live . . . which seems to be during the work day)! Fully respect Simone Biles’ decision not to compete but I am also sad I won’t get to watch her! (Of course – there are many older videos that could be enjoyed in lieu of the current competition).
I want to see more running events, swimming, diving, and (obvs) gymnastics! Hopefully this weekend.
(Unfortunately the kids are not very into watching. I feel like when I was A’s age I would have loved it!? Have current fast-paced kids’ shows and games ruined their attention spans? Is it a rebellion thing? Not sure . . .)