Monthly Check In: May

Monthly Check-In May

I don’t even…Seriously, what is up with 2020? May has come and gone. Have I done anything productive, yes. Have I maintained my NYR’s, almost entirely no.

Continue Practicing Gratitude

I continue to ask myself what I’m grateful for at the end of each day and I continue to send people thank you cards to maintain my gratitude space. I’m technically in the black on this one but I feel hollow.

Continue Spending Time With Family and Friends

Much laughter ensues. Obviously this is not happening, because #COVID.

Continue My Self-Care Regime

My self-care regime is now limited exclusively to binge watching This Is Us at the end of each day.

Spend More Time Outside

We spend an unbelievable amount of time outside and because I almost don’t believe it myself, I’ve taken a photo of our 1000 Hours Outside Challenge so you can see how far we are and roughly how many hours a day we spend outside. It’s crazy, and wonderful, and the only thing keeping me somewhat sane.

Write for One Hour Every Day

I’ve been writing in my journal every day and I continue to write letters to friends/family every week. It’s not the sort of writing I intended when I set out to #writeonehour, but it’s literally my best right now.

Submit at Least One Piece for Publication
Each Month

As discussed: not happening.

Read at Least One Book a Month

I have read zero books this month. There is only one book I want to read and I don’t have the energy to make it happen.

Take a Stained Glass Making Class

I still plan on being able to make this NYR happen this year but it’s not entirely in my hands right now. All dependent upon quarantine.

Summary

We’ve been camping in our trailer in our front yard all month and it’s been amazing. We spend way more time outside and we are all sleeping better (as a life-long insomniac I cannot tell you how incredible this change has been for me personally). We’ve been using this time to repair a bunch of stuff in the house that we could never get to with two kids running pell mell throughout the space. The house literally looks brand new in most places and where it doesn’t we’re actively trying to figure out a way to make it new, too. It’s super exciting.

Other than working on the house, hanging with the kids, writing letters and doing a spot of yoga everyday, and bingeing This Is Us every night, I have not done anything. And I’m okay with that. Sometimes our dreams need to simmer. Especially when the world is imploding before your eyes.

How are you doing on your New Years Resolutions? Are you meeting your goals? If you’re having trouble, take a look at my post on Achievement and let me know if it helps you!

Published by sundaydutro

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