I absolutely love May! The sunshine and nice weather makes the days practically perfect. In fact, as I’m typing this, I’m sitting on my balcony thoroughly enjoying the cool breeze on my skin. With so much to feel grateful for in this moment, this feels like a wonderful time to look back on all of the things I have had to feel thankful for this month. Ready to go on this little journey with me? Here’s what I’ve been happy about in May:
April showers definitely did bring May flowers. For my birthday last year, we took the camera out and I went snap-happy at several local public garden spots, but we almost waited too long to do it. By June, the heat had gotten to a lot of the plants and flowers and it left them kinda scorched. I made myself a promise this year to start getting shots early, so I wouldn’t miss anything and I’m so glad I did! I’ve gotten so many good pictures and I’ve gotten to use my new camera, too! Here are a few of my favorites:
I went hiking a lot this month. Getting outside in nature has made a world of difference in my mood and in helping me stay grounded. When we first started, going on the 4.4 mile trail was kinda rough on me, but keeping with it has really payed off and we’ve shaved several minutes off of our time! I’m incredibly grateful for that.
I undertook a major cleaning project this month. It all started when I signed my lease for another year, and felt pretty disappointed to be spending another year in a state that just doesn’t have my heart and in an apartment without room or sun enough for the garden I so deeply desire. Rather than getting bummed about the circumstances, I decided to use this time to prepare for the right house in the right location. What does that mean? Going through every closet, drawer and room and asking myself what I’m willing to pack and take with me when I move and what I’m willing to give away. It’s like KonMari, but with moving boxes! I’m not finished, but my space already feels lighter, because I’m slowly surrounding myself only with things I love.
What have you been up to this month? Did anything exciting happen that you want to give thanks for? Are you doing any Spring cleaning? Tell me all about it in the comments below. I can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Wishing You Total Well-Being,