If you are a newsletter subscriber, you hopefully received my first edition with that title this morning! I am happy to finally be able to check “launch newsletter” off of my goals list — it has been languishing there forever.
It’s a new month, and one of my favorite ones at that. Though sometimes my excitement about all the fabulous things May contains ends up backfiring. Expectations too high, or something like that?
There’s Mother’s Day, my birthday, and our anniversary. And this year is a particularly big birthday.
YES I WILL BE 40 THIS MONTH.
I’m coming to terms with it. I think.
Actually, I feel pretty okay about 40. I do feel that with every passing year, I become less concerned with what I am ‘supposed’ to do (per society?) and more aware that this life is my ONE chance, so I might as well jump in.
Normally, the top of the new month would be a place to review April goals. But I didn’t really set any! I did use my habit tracker religiously.
Meditation: 29/30 days (I accidentally broke my streak by just completely forgetting to do my Headspace. #($*&@)
Blog Post: 30/30. As you are all aware!
Workout: I took 2 days off after completing the 5-workout series “A Little Obsessed”, so 28/30.
Outside: I managed to get outside for at least 30 minutes (usually taking a walk) 28/30 days.
Skincare: 30/30! Even though my routine has become quite minimal since I am out of all of my favorite products. (COME ON Sephora package. Totally understand why you might be delayed, but I am greatly looking forward to your arrival!)
Read: 29/20 days. And yet somehow I only finished 2 books (Ben Lerner The Topeka School and Laura Vanderkam The Cortlandt Boys)! I am almost done with 2 others though (Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare and Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals) so perhaps we can round up to 3.
MY HOBONICHI COMES TODAY!!!
Yes I meant for those letters to be large. I am so excited to set it up and be back in my personal planner gold standard. It was a fun romp trying out the FFP (and I can see how it’s a great system for some!) but man – I missed the Hobonichi Techo Cousin!
- BB Workout (3 more days left in 21DFX!)
- Weekly review
- GME meetings & catchup (finish creating 2nd yr schedule. Cannot WAIT until I have a chief resident to do this next year!!!!)
- Create May Monthly Goals
- Set up Hobonichi (assuming it doesn’t arrive too late)