Currently I'm mentally reviewing what happened in August and what will happen in September. The situation at work has become cautiously optimistic in the last few days. However, our department is still below the break-even-point. That's bad and I shouldn't rely on hope alone. So I gritted my teeth and sent out my application form for a training course yesterday. My employer won't pay the bill, I will, but I get the three days off without using my remaining vacation days. The course will help me at work now and will hopefully prove valuable for my résumé in the future.