I’m back for another monthly review and goal setting session. You can find my first one here.
May was a full and interesting month and it helped me a lot to have my goals written down like that.
Self Care was my most important area to focus on and I think I managed to do that most of the time.
I ate lots of good food (it helped to have an abundance of lettuce and other greens growing in the Polytunnel) and I went for a 45 min walk on 29 days out of 31. Yay!
I didn’t go to Pilates again but I had another session of Reflexology and I tried a Yoga class which was beautiful and I hope to go there again soon.
I actually didn’t have another therapy session either but I joined a cancer survivor support group which is lovely. The first time we talked about nutrition and the second time we got a make up lesson which was funny, even though I don’t usually wear make up.
I didn’t buy my new swimsuit yet but hoping to do that next week.
My Art last month was blogging and taking pictures. I really enjoyed getting back into that.
One of our spontaneous projects was making plant pots from recycled tin cans which was a lot of fun.
I read a few more chapters in Natalie Goldberg “Writing Down the Bones” but I’m taking my time because I like it so much. I don’t want to finish it too early because every time I read a chapter I get inspired to do writing practise (set a timer and free write). I want to savour that as long as possible.
Work & Money
My goal for May was to write 4 more blog posts and I wrote 7. 🙂
I started a new Instagram Account for this Blog but it was slow going. After a week I decided to revive my old Instagram account @thecherryfarm. I hadn’t posted anything in years but at least I already had 83 followers and didn’t need to start from scratch. If you want come check it out and say hello.
I watched Leonie’s Money Course (I’m a member in her Academy) and organized all our finances again which feels good. I think I have some money blocks which I want to work on over the whole year. Thankfully there are many things I can do to release these blocks and I’m looking forward to growing in this area step by step.
I took the first bigger step out into the world and went on a 3 day trip to Pisa with my 11 year old son. I was scared but it was so worth it.
I wanted to get a 30 day streak of learning Italian with Duolingo but I decided after two weeks to ditch that goal. It was stressing me out and I just didn’t want any self-imposed stress after all we’ve been through during the winter. Nope.
I wrote down a few important phrases just to feel more comfortable with basic interactions, and that was it. On the first day I only said “Buongiorno” und “Parla inglese o tedesco?” (Do you speak English or German?) which most people did (at least English). On the second and third day Finn and I got more into it and had a few basic conversations in Italian. We both thought it would be great to spend and extended period living in Tuscany. I think we would pick up Italian quickly enough.
And yes! We went on our first Camper van trip. It was only for one night and not that far away but it got us into the right mood for our longer trip next week.
Now onto My Goals for June 2023
- more healthy food, especially cruciferous vegetables and other greens, and everything that June has to offer
- more exercise (walks, gentle Yoga and swimming in the sea)
- book a massage or something similar
- don’t keep working until bedtime but read fiction instead (nothing too scary)
- do writing practise a few times a week
- spontaneous projects
- go on two Artist’s Dates
Work & Money
- write 4 Blog posts
- finish my workshop
- create opt-in for email subscribers
- learn more about Pinterest and implement
Travel & Adventure
- go on a longer Campervan trip (7 to 10 days)
And that’s it for today. I don’t know if I will keep writing these posts because they are probably more interesting for me than for other people. If you want you can email me or tell me on Instagram what you think.
Thanks for reading. Love,