Time sure is Tricky. One minute your making a resolution to NOT get depressed this winter, and the next minute it's May! How does that happen??
Well, I did manage to keep that resolution pretty well. I already don't remember much about January (even though it just happened, like, YESTERDAY!) - I vaguely recall that it was mostly reading Harry Potter for hours on end, playing video games, wearing multiple layers, and counting down the days till we were leaving for our Florida vacation at my parents' house.
The start of February brought Yoshi's birthday. Then in mid-February we packed our car up to the gills to drive to Florida. We spent 2 full weeks (well the kids and I - Mike got one full week!) at my parents enjoying their company and the sun. It was a great way to pass some of the coldest days of the winter. Pool, Universal Studios, a day at the beach, and lots of time relaxing with Grandma and Grandpa made for an awesome visit.
March brought a new Hypnobabies series and lots of visitors. We had 3 weekends in a row with visitors and it was so much fun! We also got a trampoline, and have been jumping with our friends ever since.
The beginning of April had me stressing that I was going to forget something. Zoo class, soccer, appointments, playdates, First Communion, and more visits with grandparents and Aunts made for a busy month. I printed out a calendar so I could actually write everything down, and my worries subsided. We sailed through the month quite happily (because although it was "busy" for us by our standards, we still had plenty of down time and play time!)
And so here we are. It is May. MAY. The fifth month of 2015 already. How UNBELIEVABLE is that? I mean really - how is it even possible?? Time just keeps on marching - ever more quickly - every day, hour, minute, second. It REFUSES to slow down, no matter how much we may want it to freeze - even for a moment - so we can soak up and capture whatever is happening in our lives. So we are forced to do our best to live each moment to the fullest. Thanks a lot Time. Ok, so that was a little sarcastic, but actually I really mean it too. Thank you Life for helping me realize I MUST squeeze every little bit out of you, because you are so fleeting.
I love this time of year. I've decided that Spring is officially my favorite time of year - it took me almost 37 years to come to this conclusion, but I've done it. Spring how I love thee, let me count the ways. I love your blooms and blue skies, I love your sun on my skin and your breeze in my hair. I love the energy and life that you seem to breath into everything. Ah Spring. You are making me into a poet.
So after all this year's busy-ness I've decided to dedicate May specifically to me. I am going to focus on making sure I do a few things for myself. As Gerry knows and tells me, "A few means 3, right?" Yes. I am going to focus on 3 things for myself, and they are: Moving, Music, and Marking. (I like alliteration, remember? I'll explain them all.)
Moving: I want to get in shape. I'm in decent shape and I've been moving more and more consistently the past year. I'd say this is the best routine I've been in since Marisol was born, but I want to kick it up another notch. My Moving will come in the following forms: Yoga (a weekly class. Also, I want to start doing it at home more regularly), walking Yoshi, the stationary bike in our basement, kicking the ball with Yoshi. and trampoline jumping with Gerry.
Music: I will continue to practice my guitar and sing along. I've been practicing most evenings and am really enjoying it. I also have Pandora playing most days to get some singing in during the days too.
Marking: Ok, so this means I want to write more again. And there are no good words that start with "M" for writing or blogging. But I liked "Marking" - making my mark. That is what this blog really is. I thought about saying that I'd post something every day this month, but here it is already May 4th and I haven't posted one darn thing yet! Oops. Well, I think every day was a bit ambitious anyway since I've been in kind of a lull with writing. I do have enough drafts started that I could pick something and write every day for sure - but I'm not sure how inspired the results would be and the quality might be spotty. So I'm going to keep things vague and say that I'm going to post "more" this month. How do you like them apples?!? Also, I'm going to include posting here on the blog AND posting any pictures/thoughts on my Gratitudes tab as "marking".
So there you have it! My intentions for May are set. Now I must print off another calendar and get going!
I'd love to hear from you - how is your year going? Are there any new intentions you want to set now that Spring is finally arriving or in full swing? (Or if I have any readers in the Southern Hemisphere - now that the cooler air of Fall has arrived!)
ps I love that our last name is "May" too. How fitting!
pps May is also for Mike and the family too. Mike has a few work and social engagements that are pretty special this month. And the kids are always good at prioritizing things that make them happy!
Wife, mom, information and peace seeker.