Monthly Review: March 2019
The third entry in this series, reviewing my month that was.
What went well at home?
- I started Long Service Leave, which is a benefit that becomes available after working for a single employer for 10 years. This time off has been wonderful so far. I have not at all missed work. I’ve disconnected my email accounts, am not answering calls, and am entirely disassociated from my normal work world. It’s extremely refreshing.
- Having time away from work has freed me up to knock off a bunch of items from my ‘to do’ list.
- I went to a retro musical bingo event. I, along with the others at my table, dressed up in suitable ’80’s retro gear’. I was wearing double-denim, high-top sneakers and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt. We arrived to discover our group was the only one who went to the effort to dress up. We didn’t care though, still having a good time.
- I’ve been doing a lot more cooking, and trying to enjoy it.
What went well at work?
- Not being there!
- Going swimming at beach for many mornings, just before it becomes too cold to do so. I discovered that I really do enjoy a swim in the ocean, particularly at a beach that offers change room facilities, for changing before getting back in the car to head home.
- Attended a Town Hall session with the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten. More importantly, my wife Hannah Beazley gave the introductory speech, and she was brilliant.
My media diet
- Continued watching Star Trek: Discovery, season 2.
- Read The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
- My NBL team won the championship, beating Melbourne United 3 games to 1. This was their 9th championship overall.
- I finally finished reading Toll.
My passion project
- This month has been about winding down my work mentality.
- It has also been about supporting my wife in the run-up to the Federal election campaign - vote Hannah Beazley for Swan!