Now and Then Update: October 2018

Posted on Oct 1, 2018

I was updating my now page and thought it was a shame to delete the events from last month. So I’ve decided to write up a kind of “change log” at the start of each month reviewing the last month and highlighting what’s coming up this month. It’s a bit like a monthly review meets journal or whatever.


My goals for last month were - Spending time with my new baby (YES!) - removing and stopping old projects (stopped many, but there are more I should probably stop!) - experimenting with new calligraphy styles (definitely did) - Finishing “the ninja project” (made some progress yesterday but didn’t do much previously) - regular exercise (I got ill at the end of the month and with travel meant this was not a good month)

Some key events in the month were - in-laws coming to visit, thrice - Going to the International Sketchnote Camp in Lisbon - iOS 12 came out with shortcuts. - I returned to work from paternity leave.

Unexpected delights - Arbitrary stupid goal was a fun read - David Spark’s Siri Shortcuts guide was useful - On Writing Well has been a delight - I got my company to pay for me to do the CopyBlogger Content Marketing Certification Course


This month my goals are - Spend time with my daughter - Continue the Copyblogger course (and not fall behind) - Finish the “ninja project” (if possible) - Finish reading On Writing Well - Try some new Calligraphy styles - Get writing portfolio finished - Preparing for NaNoWriMo

Upcoming Events

  • Parents visiting
  • A close friend’s birthday
  • A wedding
  • A new product launch