Well August is almost over, and depending on how you divide up the year, we have either a little over a quarter of the year left, or just a third of a year left. Time does go by at it’s own speed, which seems to be extremely slow Monday through Wednesday, and then flies by Thursday through Sunday. But anyway, the moon is continuing to make it’s way through the various constellations, having gone through Cancer, Aquarius, Leo, and will be entering Pisces later this weekend.

So I’d answered some questions from “Moonology: working the magic of lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland, in terms of my current mentality in how I deal with certain things. Also looking at the answers, I could probably go back and maybe answer slightly differently as I’ve also been reading The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin, and have realized that my tendency is that of a questioner that leans towards the rebel. But lets look at the goals that I set for the last full moon period and how I did with them:

So the first goal was to continue with LIIFT4 (the resistance/HIIT combo program that will be getting released Oct 1st from Beachbody; I bought early access to the program). I will be finishing up week 5 today, and starting week 6 on Monday. There are only three weeks left in the program, and while I haven’t lost a ton of weight—I am starting to see more muscle definition in my arms and I can even get into a size 12 pair of capris that I haven’t been able to fit into since I bought them a couple of years ago.

I still need to renew a couple of my professional memberships this weekend (I’ve been trying to figure out which two to renew—since they’re all expensive currently I’m only going to probably do two out of the three, I just have to decide which two to do). I’m also going to see joining one that is outside my area and consider that a “blue” event that I could also possibly go to as well.

I have made progress with my transition plan this pass month—the universe has given me several big signs that it’s time to move on from both academia and research (possibly more on this topic later), so I’m currently thinking of a project manager position (slight research, but away from the bench), going to the marketing side, data analysis, or trying to go information specialist.

The balance between life (meeting up with friends, crafting, things like that) and the job search/work/professional development aspects is still a work in progress. I’ve realized that I need to set little goals (like “x” amount of time doing programming for “x” days/weeks will then equal me getting an hidden objects game or an e-book), to be able to actually stick with something. So that is something I’m going to still be working on.

But for the most part, I made progress on each of the goals that I set during the last full moon. I’m starting to listen more the cues of the universe and my intuition and have realized that if I don’t find something by the end of my current contract, being unemployed isn’t a bad thing—but would then give me more time to focus on trying to find that exact match for me and to also work on side projects as well.