I know it’s one of the most cliched things to say, but honestly I felt like this past month of May quite literally flew by within the blink of an eye. Of-course I don’t mean literally (in the earlier sentence) in the literal sense, but hey you know what I mean!
That being said, it wasn’t like the month flew by because it was a crazy blur of hectic busy days (which is exactly how some of the earlier months of the year were for me). In-fact it was quite the opposite. There were work days and chill days, and all of them were a whole lot of fun (yes, even the work ones). So if there is one thing that I can say that May was about for me – it was balance.
Family & Fun
The month began with a week-long vacation to Florida, and ended with a road trip to North Carolina over the Memorial Day long weekend. And while both those getaways couldn’t have been more different (because Florida was all about fun & adventure, and North Carolina was about chilling, and catching up with friends), they were both really amazing in their own ways.
And honestly I feel like we need both those kinds of vacations in our lives – the touristy types, where we sight-see and explore a new corner of the world we live in, as well the laid-back ones where all we do is kick back our heels and simply relax.
So the fact that we were able to take off twice this month, for two such wonderfully unique experiences is something I’m really grateful for.
It’s also the reason why I’ll hold May really special, because it was a month where we indulged ourselves, had tons of fun, and took a much needed break from it all.
Work & Blogging
That being said, even though I took a lot of time off, it’s not like I completely ignored work and blogging. As ironic as it might sound, I was able to do a whole lot more this month than I’ve managed to do in the past few months, when I was not even taking any breaks.
For instance, for my day-job, I started work on a pretty interesting project, which was also kinda challenging, mostly because of the novelty, but it was fun & fulfilling, and that’s what matters, right?
And as far as blogging was concerned, (as a lot of you know by now) I decided to end my blogging break as soon as I got back from Florida. And ever since then, not only have I been blogging consistently, but I have also been posting more than ever, what with at-least 2 posts out every single week over the past few weeks.
Of-course I still have to deal with the seemingly never-ending technical issues, but thanks to my hubby I was able to check off one big project in May, which was to move hosting providers from Bluehost to A2 Hosting. And honestly guys, I cannot be more grateful for all his help with this, because this was critical, and yet really overwhelming for me to deal with.
In-fact, to be really honest, if there is one thing I am grateful for every single day of my life, is to have this man in my life, who not only truly understands me, but also supports me in all my crazy (and not so crazy) endevours, and helps out in whichever way he can, whenever he can.
So I know when I count my blessings, he is definitely one of the biggest ones I have in my life. Along with the little man of-course. And I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I do know that I don’t want to over-analyse it and jinx it.
Oh and I almost forgot to write about this, but I can’t let this fall through cracks. Because in my world, this is a big deal. Last month I finally got myself a GYM membership. Yes, right in the middle of all the trips I was taking. Though that is not the big news.
The big news is that I started going to the gym on a consistent basis. That is huge for someone like me who in the past has always struggled with consistency and motivation.
For now I am sticking to the group classes in the gym for strength training and cardio, but I am hoping in the future I will be able to do more on my own, as well as utilize the swimming pools for exercise.
Either way, this time I know that I am not going to slack off, because I no longer look for external motivation to get and stay fit. It’s a lifestyle that I am working towards, and even though I am starting relatively late, I am glad I finally did start before it was too late. And I’m super grateful for all the support, encouragement and advice I get from my friends online and offline. I cannot thank you guys enough for that (you know who you are!).
That’s all from my end, folks. I would love to hear from you. What did you do this May? What are you most looking forward to in June? Do share!
*Linking this with Vidya’s Gratitude Circle.
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