Usually I am a quick learner, but I spent quite a large part of the last two weeks of June 2020 trying to figure out the free opt-in email subscription on MailChimp and failed spectacularly.
It is not much about being unable to get it working, as much as it is about my ego, I guess. I mean ‘how can this happen to me’, you know? I would appreciate any help at all in getting it running.
What app or technology got the best of you? Tell me so that I would not feel so bad and miserable alone.
Quick June 2020 updates
On the other news, I still have not got my laptop back from the service center and I am not sure when that is going to be, given the CoVid situation.
Yet another month rolls by and we are six months into 2020. And things are crazy as they were in the beginning. Here is a quick recap of the month.
- I have been getting up at least an earlier than usual almost every day in June 2020 to catch up on some deep work and it has been doing wonders for my productivity.
- Talking about my obsession with productivity, I am writing a series on the blog on the subject of personal development and a better you. Let me know what do you think of it.
- I will remember June 2020 as the month I whined, complained and felt helpless about the computer. Usually,I am not one for complaining but I realized how dependent my work and I were on a working computer. I can’t wait for the nightmare to end.
- On the brighter side, the UAE has removed most of the restrictions regarding movement with respect to the Corona Virus pandemic. And things are still under control here. I am happy that people adhere to social distancing and hygiene rules, for most part.
- At the same time, the stories back from my home, India are scary. I can understand if it were due to literacy and education, but it seems like the problems of stupidity and sheer arrogance. Well, thanks to your stories from the other parts of the developed world (I am looking at the USA and the UK), I know it is not an Indian thing!
- June 2020 has been really testing my patience and making furious with the world in general. But one thing that kept my flickering hope alive was the increasing number of people talking and supporting the BLM and LGBTQ movement online and joining the protests in person.
What I read this month:
While my reading was slightly less than average, I loved everything I read. I am really hard to please reader, so this is a huge deal. How many have you read?
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- Normal People by Sally Rooney
- Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Lord Edgware dies by Agatha Christie
What I watched this month:
Last month (May) I spent a lot of time in front of TV and lagged behind the work due to that, so I reduced the number of hours I watch TV consciously. It worked mostly. Here are the ones that I loved watching.
- Line of Duty S1 and S2
- Community S4 and S5
- Fargo S1 and S2
On my blog
I had an excellent blog post line up in June 2020 as well. In case you missed my posts, here is a quick recap.
Book Reviews from June 2020
- Bride Test, The by Helen Hoang
- Poet X, The by Elizabeth Acevedo
- Unhoneymooners,The by Christina Lauren
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- Flatshare, The by Beth O’Leary
Sunday personal posts from the month
- What’s Up, People?: Sunday Musings #81
- Solar eclipse 2020: Sunday Musings #80
- How Are You Holding Up?: Sunday Musings #79
- May 2020 Updates: Sunday Musings #78
Blogging discussion posts from June 2020
- Book Blogging Is More Than ‘Just For Fun’
- Can Beta Readers Steal Your Work?
- How Using Instagram For Books And Reading Changed My Life
- Bookish Questions For Your Social Media Captions
Other discussion posts from the month
- How To Finish What You Start: Stop Being A Serial Starter
- How To Be More Productive In Life: Tips To Getting Things Done
- Summary Of Atomic Habits Part 3
- Summary Of Atomic Habits Part 2
I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.
From the Insta-world
Oh here are some pictures I posted on my Instagram. Share some love, will you?
Let us chat
How was your June 2020? What worked well and what didn’t? I can’t wait to read about your month and more. Let us talk.