May…has been quite the whirlwind. We went North to Fort Collins during the first weekend for A’s marathon, he studied most of the first two weeks nonstop, A had surgery during the end of the third week, we went camping in Rocky Mountain National Park over the long Memorial Day Weekend and I chopped all my hair off to donate to Locks of Love.
In between all the weekend adventures, I have spent numerous hours sunbathing in M’s backyard (in between my appointments and work schedule). She had a birthday dinner with the girls at her house one Sunday evening where we all brought a dish and we had a picnic outside on her lawn. I have been able to spend a little bit more time with two other ladies, C and A. C cooked me lunch one day as a thank you for watching her cat while on vacation. A (who now lives down the street from me) and I have gone for pedicures and Starbucks together.
I have been lucky enough to have two long weekends right after the other – one for A’s surgery and then the next weekend for the holiday – which has allowed for some much needed relaxation and study time.
I have also started physical therapy in May for my shoulder (work related injury). It has been intense these last few weeks – lots of soreness, not being able to lift the water coolers or furniture at work (and sometimes the kids for that matter) and lots of ibuprofen but I am being very intentional about doing the exercises at home. I am even visiting the gym almost every day after work in order to use the arm bike – which is one of the exercises I have to do.
Overall, I feel I have been intentional this month in spending time with girlfriends, exercising as I can, staying on top of my exercises, and trying to use my time a bit more wisely.
Now about those goals from last month…
Blogging: Since I am already behind on what I want to share, I would like to catch up with the beginning of the month and hopefully be on track by the end of the month. – I am still not on track and I don’t know if I will for a little while longer.
Professional: Study every day except maybe Friday for 1 hour or so for this test, whether I am reviewing old material or reading up on new stuff. I found yesterday that I am horrible when it comes to parts of a sentence and how to identify those parts. I need to work on that. – I definitely DID NOT study every day like I said I wanted to, and it got really hard to study in the last two weeks leading up to the exam.
Personal: Cross off the Locks of Love Donation from my ’30-by-30′ list by the end of the month, preferably Memorial day weekend. Begin gathering/putting together an Alaska Memories Scrapbook: Year One (2011). Continue with my yoga practice 2x/week as work allows. I have begun running again and want to keep it up. I may get around to a 52-in-52 Pinterest project but I’m not holding my breath. – I DID chop my hair off and I did order all the pictures I thought would be good to put into a scrapbook. I have been doing the running but sadly not the yoga as my physical therapist says no for now. I still have yet to do a 52-in-52 Pinterest Project.
Goals for the month of June:
Blogging: I would like to get back into posting at least 1x/week.
Professional: Re-apply for the Environmental Education job outside of Boulder, look for other ones in the environmental field. Apply for a CO teaching license as soon as my scores get posted.
Personal: Continue running during the week, continue strengthening my shoulder with PT, do ONE crafty project during the month (I do have a few ideas I want to do soon), Read: The Fault In Our Stars so that all the girls can watch the movie together when M gets home.
What are your goals for this upcoming month?
How do you hope to live intentionally?