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Week 74 โ€“ New job starts from 1st๐Ÿ˜ณ

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I am writing this blog on time. Thanks to my commitment statement in last week’s newsletter, which by the way, if you did not read, stated that if I don’t finish my blog and newsletter by Sunday 11:30 AM, I will have to give away โ‚น50/- to 5 people (โ‚น250/- in total. The pain of losing that amount of money is certainly more than the pain of writing the blog on time. So, I will be sticking to this routine no matter how busy I get.

Personal Highlights

Anyway, this week was quite free in terms of workload, but I still failed to make any content for myself. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Most of the week was spent on learning and following the morning routine, with a bit of distraction combined. Also, I just remembered that I published my last blog only 3 days ago, and maybe that is why I see this week as very short, lmao.

  • Mindfulness
    Journaling went as usual. I did not have any impactful thing to write this week, but I still maintained the routine of writing first thing in the morning after turning on my PC.
    Also, I meditated every day in the morning ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ using the Calm app’s guided meditation.

  • Fitness

    Went out every morning except on Saturday.

  • Learning
    I set this goal of learning web dev every day. No matter how little I learn, it’s just an everyday habit for me now, and once I am done with web dev, I will move to coding.

    This week I decided to revise a few CSS concepts and realized I had forgotten a lot of them, went through them, and accidentally stumbled upon w3 school’s exercises to practice and so I started with the HTML one. I will hopefully finish HTML and CSS by next week and then move on to learn Javascript.

  • Optimization and Organization
    In terms of optimizing, I made a few changes with the habits that I have been following every day like I removed reading books in the morning to afternoon because I wanted to give time to learn web dev.

    I also made a rule to shift a few habits like Organizing files and folders morning to night and in the morning focusing only on stuff that requires more brainpower.

    Other than that, I spent a little less time on communication apps (Whatsapp) ever since I took notice of spending too much time on the platform last week.

    I wonder how much impact will taking notice of time have on my overall time spending.

Job Update

So this is going to be a thing for the next couple of weeks… maybe….

My joining date is from the 1st of December, and honestly, I am actually quite excited because this is unlike other jobs that I have done in the past, as this requires a lot more creativity going in, or that is what I have been told.

A major part of my work will include curating and creating meme ideas for the marketing of brands and companies. That’s the stuff that the company I am in does.

I even got a company email ID this week. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Avalon did not give me my own email ๐Ÿคง … this company is better than Avalon confirmed!!!

The company is called Stonks Studio btw. They don’t have a website yet. Maybe I should offer them one via Octalancer, talking of which ..

Business Updates

I did not make a lot of progress with anything Octalancer-related and the client about whom I wrote about last week did not give any reply even after following up ๐Ÿ˜”

One thing that I got to know this week is that all my cold emails are going to the spam folder and I need to fix it somehow. If I can’t fix that, I will have to get another domain and warm it up first before sending out cold emails.

Thoughts from the past week

Poll results from last week suggested me to continue with podcasting.


But I still haven’t recorded any eps ๐Ÿค

Aaaah, need to do something to fix my habit of not recording the podcast.

Maybe I will have to batch record and get it done with, but idk that would feel more like making content and less like me trying to improve on a weekly basis.



Social Media updates

Will post a small video meme today after I am done writing this ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

And if my job includes making memes every day, well then, I will have something to share every week, I guess ๐Ÿฅถ

My Favourites from the Week โญ

Blogs/Articles ๐Ÿ“‘

YouTubeโ€™s Attempt To Solve The Paradox of Choice

Book Highlights๐Ÿ“š





From Atomic Habits


Movies ๐ŸŽฅ

The wind rises

Expected the movie to be a love story, it was ๐Ÿคง but a sad one ๐Ÿ˜ฟ


As had mentioned before I will be watching more Ghibli movies in the coming weeks, and so I did and loved it tbh.

It was a more career-driven story about an airplane engineer who helped build the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter planes during WWII.

I noticed that Ghibli movies are not structured and paced like the American movies and sometimes even halfway through the movie it keeps us wondering what’s the bigger plot of the movie.

Series ๐Ÿ“บ

Hawkeye 2021


Just like everyone, I had low expectations from this, and it banged in the first two episodes at least.

I don’t know how the rest of the series is going to be, but I am pretty sure they won’t disappoint.


Also, I forgot to mention that I absolutely love the New York Christmas vibe of the show. Everything looks so beautiful. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

It made my love for NY come back ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŒš

App(s) ๐Ÿ“ฑ

In case you upgraded to Windows 11, this video might help you

We Fixed Windows 11 For You - YouTube

Tech Tip ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Use WinDirStat to see which files are taking up space in your drive and clean your folders.

Songs ๐ŸŽถ

Podcast(s) ๐ŸŽ™

These 4 episodes from are GOLD


Do give them a listen. They are short and to the point.

Memes/Edits from the last week ๐Ÿ’

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Hereย ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Pollย ofย theย weekโŽ

Coming up next week๐Ÿฅ…

The only big thing about next week will probably be my

New job ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Next week’s blog will be very interesting IMO, as I will share what I feel about the new job. It will be something slightly different from the regular blogs unless my job is super boring ๐Ÿ˜ช

Quote from the week๐Ÿ“ƒ

Inspiration is more important than scale
Inspiration unlocks the future
Technology eventually catches up

From The Wind Rises 2013

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