Weekly Gratitude 2018 33/52


Happy Sunday, everyone! It’s been a long week and one where I didn’t want to adult anymore. Honestly, it’s tough being an adult. I was sick at the start of the week while also trying to juggle work, household things, job interviews, writing life and seemingly, all of the things. But fortunately, it’s Sunday. And it’s time to reflect on things to be grateful for amidst all this. So here’s what I’m grateful for from 12th August 2018 to 18th August 2018. 

Completing my very first City2Surf in 1 hour and 44 minutes. I ran most of the 14 kilometres except walking a few of the hilly sections. I’m now motivated to try and beat this time next year!

Actually relaxing on my sick day by sleeping on the couch, in the sun, getting kitty cuddles, watching Netflix and reading

Attending a couple of job interviews for senior positions and knowing they have both contacted my referees. While nothing is guaranteed, it’s still nice to know it’s got to this stage

Writing and rewriting so much more this week – almost done with the second draft

Good supervision session on Thursday with my supervisor

Not exercising at all this week but getting more sleep – I think my body needed it. I’ll be back at the gym tomorrow

Attending the Writers Unleashed festival in the Sutherland Shire on Saturday – I learnt a lot, met some wonderful writers like Lauren Chater who is just so lovely {& who I have stalked on social media a bit} and T J Edwards, and had a great time overall

Attending a consult with an editor at the festival – I may have jumped the gun with my submission but it was good to get feedback and know they think the same in terms of what needs to improve in my manuscript. It was encouraging overall

The festival gave me the chance to visit the Shire again – I drove past my unit, visited the waterfront close to home, went to Miranda Fair and checked out a new bookstore there – yes, I have to move back at some point. I really do miss the place!

Catching up with friends for a spontaneous dinner on Saturday night

I have some life decisions to make this week while still working and aiming to complete my second draft so I can move on to something new while it percolates. There are a lot of household things I need to sort out as well. And of course, I definitely want to get back to the gym this coming week.

How was your week? 

Do share!

***Linking with Lindsay and her posse for What’s up Weekend***

Until next time,

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  • Sonia Chatterjee
    20 August 2018 at 7:45 pm

    What a beautiful summary of your week and things that made you feel grateful. All the best for the transition from draft to manuscript.

  • Soumya
    21 August 2018 at 4:41 pm

    You said you have been sick, but this is more productive than most of my weeks 🙂

    I hope you are feeling better now, Sanch. All the best on the new positions, if it has got this far, I’m sure it will go all the way 🙂

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  • Shilpa Gupte
    22 August 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I hope you are feeling better now, Sanch. Sleep is indeed very necessary for us, at times much more necessary than exercise! That’s something I have realised in the past few months. I really hope you achieve all that you set out to and work hard for. Wish you the bestest!
    My week was good. I finally got the job I was looking for..working from home, writing, and learning and staying so busy, I forget so much that needs to be forgotten! 🙂

  • anupriya
    23 August 2018 at 3:17 pm

    A writers workshop! that’s great. Hope you are doing fine health wise now.