May was longer than long. May was like three months packed into one month. My husband and I turned 40. We’re hanging on for dear life through the obstacle course of the end of the school year.
I was able to get a few things done:
- Exercise (make room for one non-WIP workout per week): 21 bootcamp workouts this month! Supremely proud that i can still climb the rope and now I’m deadlifting over 100 pounds!
- Allowance for the kids: Crickets.
- Read 30 books this year: Read 1 book this month so that means I’ve finished 9 books. Will have to push a little harder over the summer. It’s been a great goal to pursue.
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- Write regularly: Published one blog post about my birthday.
- 1 hike per month, preferably with the kids: We did not hike anywhere this month. We were outdoors and we did get to visit our pool for the first time this summer. I did finally invest in proper hiking shoes so I’m excited to hit the trails this summer!
- 1 date night: We had an amazing birthday dinner to celebrate 40! Plus we had a fun night out with some friends to do an escape room and dinner.
- Donate blood 6 times: 3rd donation completed on May 22nd. Next donation due in mid-July!
- Volunteer once a month: Volunteering with the dog rescue was not in the cards this month. The schedule for the children was packed. So in June we’ll be dedicating more time to this.
- Self care (once per quarter): Big haircut on this last day of the month but beyond that, three months running with no dedicated self-care. It’s a pattern developing. What can I do to fix this?
- Experiment with podcasting: Haven’t yet acquired the equipment but working on the idea. Both are necessary pieces of the equation.
- Find new opportunities to speak in front of an audience: Huzzah! I “auditioned” for a storytelling show in Holyoke by leaving the first line of my story on their voicemail and my story was picked for a night of competitive storytelling!
- Capture my “best thing all week” every week all year long (52 total): Going strong–been capturing something every week and just looked to see some incredible highlights so far.
- Financial planning for the household: Crickets.
- Get our unfinished rooms completed: Have the estimate for porch work and hopefully getting started in June. Started to scope out furniture for the porch.
- Crochet regularly: A quiet month for crocheting but that’s because I did lots of driving and we didn’t do a lot of sitting.
Other May highlights:
- Celebrating my 40th birthday
- Celebrating my husband’s 40th birthday
- Special grown up dinner date out for our birthdays
- Good health news for friends and family
- Sadie’s first guitar recital
- A visit from NJ friends on their way home from Boston
- So much softball!
June, June, June. You’re already hugging me with your activities and milestones. Just warm it up a little around here, please.
Summer is calling.
Want to speak in front of an audience on June 30th or July 21st?