May in Review
I know I say this every month, but how in the world is it June already?! Eek.
If you are a consistent reader of my blog, you know by now (it's been six months, come on!) that I planned to set mini-goals and mantras for each month that all will build up to my larger 2017 plans. This May, my goals consisted of: finishing my web portfolio (check!), planning a birthday trip (check!), making all of my doctor's appointments and whining less about them (ehhhh to the latter) and finishing at least 2 books (check!).
Beyond these goals, my mantra the last 30 days was "there's power in looking silly and not caring that you do." Well, lucky for me, this was fairly easy as doing just about anything on crutches looks silly. I've already been through it twice...so the third time I stopped caring as much. Other than my crutches, I saw this mantra come to life when taking a private lesson (it always feels slightly silly, especially when it's a friend) and when I had a work event totally flop. Admittedly, though, my ego often got the best of me and I was conscious (and distraught) anytime I noticed people staring at me or if I did something embarrassing. This month's mantra was really hard...clearly I needed it. I plan to still focus on this moving forward.
Here are some other highlights from this May:
My friends threw me a surprise bonfire/pity party. I was truly so surprised and loved the chance to hang out with my friends and mourn my fractured hip.
I volunteered at a few different running events. I love to give back to the sport that has given me so much. I volunteered with my absolute favorite organization - Girls on the Run - and at a new San Diego half marathon: San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon. Watching people run and hit their goals is downright inspiring.
I interviewed Reign star, Adelaide Kane. I interviewed her for June's issue of LOCALE Magazine. I was starstruck...and really honored to write the cover story for the issue.
I saw one of my favorite bands, Johnnyswim. Definitely a place where my mantra of looking silly came into play - I went alone on crutches! I am always amazed that this duo gets better every time I see them.
My month was filled with tons of small moments that I cherished - dinners with friends, sitting in my hammock and reading and kitten cuddles. The small ones matter the most, in my humble opinion.
Looking at May initially, I thought "wow, this month sucked!" - I was on crutches, Nick and I fought a lot and my kitty had to go to the vet and suck away my money...but, as always, I love these reviews as they remind me of what actually happened. I tend to overlook all the good.
This June, I will be focusing on "it's all about finding the calm in the chaos."